The OECD holds a roundtable on resale below cost

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat 1. Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the delegatesí submissions and the background paper, several key points emerge. (1) Resale-below-cost (RBC) laws that serve to protect high-price, low-volume retailers from low- price, high-volume retailers, are a battle ground between contrasting visions of competition policy. Competition authorities and economists generally agree that improving consumer welfare should be the main objective of competition policy. But competition authorities and public policy makers around the world face pressures to protect competitors rather than competition. Protecting competitors is likely to benefit

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on resale below cost, 1 October 2005, e-Competitions October 2005, Art. N° 85711

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