The OECD holds a roundtable on public interest considerations in merger control

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * Considering the discussion at the roundtable held by Working Party No. 3 on Co-operation and Enforcement on 14 June 2016, the delegates’ submissions, the panellists’ presentations and the Secretariat’s background paper, several points emerged: 1. Allocative efficiency and consumer welfare are central to competition law and policy in all OECD Member countries. However, the laws of several OECD jurisdictions allow public policy objectives to be taken into account in merger assessment (so-called public interest considerations). The rules applicable to merger review in several OECD jurisdictions allow public interest considerations, which extend beyond the core economic goals of competition law, to be used in merger assessment, thus potentially

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on public interest considerations in merger control, 14 June 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2016, Art. N° 85518

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