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The OECD holds a roundtable on taxi services regulation and competition

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In light of the written submissions, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: (1) Restricting the number of taxis Restrictions on entry to the taxi industry constitute an unjustified restriction on competition. Regulatory capture frequently means that these restrictions lead to large transfers from consumers to producers, economic distortions and associated deadweight losses. Taxis compete with a wide range of other transport options, including mini cabs, public transport and private vehicles. Substantial evidence suggests that restrictive approaches to taxi licensing taken in many countries, together with

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on taxi services regulation and competition, 1 October 2007, e-Competitions October 2007, Art. N° 85674

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