The OECD holds a roundtable on facilitating practices in oligopolies

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 and the written submissions, several key points emerge: 1) The concept of “facilitating practices” refers to conduct by firms, typically in an oligopolistic market, which does not constitute an explicit, "hardcore" cartel agreement, and helps competitors to eliminate strategic uncertainty and coordinate their conduct more effectively. Information exchanges are the most common facilitating practice, but competition authorities have investigated a wide range of other practices as well. The concept of “facilitating practices” describes conduct by firms, typically in an oligopolistic market, that falls

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on facilitating practices in oligopolies , 1 October 2007, e-Competitions October 2007, Art. N° 85675

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