The OECD holds a roundtable on cartel sanctions against individuals

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the member country submissions, and the background paper, a number of key points emerge: (1) As corporate sanctions rarely are sufficiently high to be an optimal deterrent against cartels, there is a place for sanctions against natural persons that can complement corporate sanctions and provide an enhancement to deterrence. There is ample empirical evidence that corporate sanctions in the form of fines are almost never sufficiently high to be an optimal deterrent, and in most cases are substantially below that level. In these circumstances, the threat of individual sanctions can strengthen the

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on cartel sanctions against individuals, 1 October 2003, e-Competitions October 2003, Art. N° 85727

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