The OECD holds a roundtable on leniency programmes

1. Introduction 1. Detection and punishment of hard core cartels has been a priority of antitrust enforcement since many years, as they represent one of the most serious violations of competition law, harming consumers and the economy as a whole alike. However, it is difficult to detect such cartels as they usually act in secret and are often accompanied by measures to conceal and to prevent detection. For many competition authorities leniency programmes have become the most important detection tool. According to a majority of respondents to a 2017 OECD Secretariat Survey on experiences with the OECD Recommendation concerning Effective Action against Hard Core Cartels (OECD Survey 2017), their leniency programme is the single most effective tool for detecting cartels. The percentage

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on leniency programmes , 5 June 2018, e-Competitions June 2018, Art. N° 87500

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