The OECD holds a roundtable on competition and regulation in agriculture: monopsony buying and joint selling

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In the light of the written submission, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: Joint activity by agro-food producers can have a number of beneficial effects, including achieving economies of scale and scope, reducing costs of transactions, forming and maintaining a “brand”, conducting advertising and conducting research. When farmer cooperatives exist to sell output and involve a small percentage of total output, they have the potential to serve pro- competitive purposes and to increase efficiency. Unbranded products often have little advertising in comparison to branded and processed foods, largely because

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on competition and regulation in agriculture: monopsony buying and joint selling, 1 June 2004, e-Competitions June 2004, Art. N° 85718

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