The OECD holds roundtable on competition and payment systems

In light of the written submissions and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: (1) An aim of competition enforcement is to identify, stop and deter anti-competitive arrangements and behaviour by market participants, particularly when it has a direct impact on consumer welfare. In the payment systems sector, where many markets operate with multi-sided platforms, anti-competitive arrangements and behaviour may have an impact on participants in different markets, be they consumers, merchants or banks. An initial consideration for competition authorities is generally to properly define the relevant markets that an arrangement or behaviour affects. Many relevant markets in the payments systems sector involve multi-sided platforms. It is appropriate to consider this industry

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds roundtable on competition and payment systems, 1 October 2012, e-Competitions October 2012, Art. N° 85603

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