The OECD holds roundtable on competition issues in electronic commerce

Executive summary, by the Secretariat Electronic commerce ("e-commerce") can be defined as business occurring over networks using non-proprietary protocols established through an open standard setting process. Internet mediated e- commerce is the fastest growing part of the phenomenon and was the focus of the Competition Law and Policy’s roundtable discussion on the topic. Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the delegate submissions, and the background paper, a number of key points emerge. 1. Infrastructure Issues 1.1 Many of the higher profile competition cases in "e-commerce" to date have focused on protecting competitive access to the Internet. Such access remains vital to ensure that e- commerce delivers its full efficiency enhancing potential The Internet has

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OECD, The OECD holds roundtable on competition issues in electronic commerce, 1 October 2000, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2000, Art. N° 85745

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