The OECD holds a roundtable on the impact of substitute services on regulation

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 submissions, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: (1) Services which are subject to various forms of regulation often compete with other substitute services which are subject to different regulatory controls. Two forces lead to the emergence of substitute services: (a) technological developments which allow new services to be provided over new or existing infrastructures; and (b) regulatory developments (including trade liberalisation) which allow new or existing firms to provide competing services. The effects of competition from substitute services are particularly important

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on the impact of substitute services on regulation, 1 May 2005, e-Competitions May 2005, Art. N° 85708

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