The OECD holds roundtable on price transparency

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the delegate submissions, and the background paper, a number of key points emerge. (1) As a general rule, increased price transparency will benefit buyers unless it results in considerably increased risks of collusion among sellers. One way to describe price transparency is to refer to the costs in time and money required to discover actual transactions prices (hereafter simply referred to as "prices" in contrast to "list prices"). The lower those costs, the more transparent the market. Considered in this light, a certain degree of price transparency is necessary for competition to exist since

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OECD, The OECD holds roundtable on price transparency, 1 June 2001, e-Competitions June 2001, Art. N° 85742

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