The OECD holds a roundtable on horizontal agreements in the environmental context

Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable and the written submissions, several key points emerge: (1) When examining an agreement among competitors that pursues environmental policy goals, most competition authorities will apply the generally applicable analytical framework and consider only whether the agreement produces direct economic benefits typically cognisable under their competition laws; they will not consider non-economic benefits related solely to environmental policies in their evaluation. In some jurisdictions, however, a broader public interest test may allow a competition authority to consider a wider range of benefits related to environmental policy objectives when examining the lawfulness of an agreement among competitors. A

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on horizontal agreements in the environmental context, 1 October 2010, e-Competitions October 2010, Art. N° 85630

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