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Competition Committee
Chairs:   
Mr. Frédéric Jenny   
(France)
Vice-Chairs:   
Professor Jacques Steenbergen   
(Belgium)
Mr. John Pecman   
(Canada)
Ex Officio as ICN Co-ordinator
Mr. Andreas Mundt   
(Germany)
Ms. Reiko AOKI   
(Japan)
Dr. Dongkweon SHIN   
(Korea)
Ms. Alejandra PALACIOS PRIETO   
(Mexico)
Dr. Jill Walker   
(New Zealand)
Mr. David Currie   
(United Kingdom)
Mr. Johannes Laitenberger   
(EU)
Mr. Alberto Heimler   
(Italy)
Ex Officio as Chair of the Working Party N.2 on Competition and Regulation
Mr. François Souty   
(France)
Ex Officio as UNCTAD Co-ordinator
Mr. Jose Maria MARIN-QUEMADA   
(Spain)
Mr. Felipe IRARRÁZABAL   
(Chile)
Mr. Lars SØRGARD   
(Norway)
Members:   
Open to all Member countries 
Associate:   
Romania   
Participants:   
Argentina   
Indonesia   
Brazil   
Kazakhstan   
Bulgaria   
Malta   
Colombia   
Peru   
Costa Rica   
Russian Federation   
Croatia   
South Africa   
Egypt   
Chinese Taipei   
India   
Ukraine   
Observers (International Organisations):   
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)   
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)   
World Bank   
World Trade Organization (WTO)   
Date of creation:
5th December 1961
Duration:
31st December 2019

Mandat :   -   Resolution of the Council concerning the Committee of Experts on Restrictive Business Practices and amending its name and terms of reference [C(87)138(Final)]

   -   Extract from the Communiqué [C(91)91] adopted by the Council at Ministerial level on 4-5 June 1991

   -   Change of name from ‘Committee on Competition Law and Policy’ to ‘Competition Committee’ agreed by Council at its 1017th session [C/M(2001)23, item 402] and document [C(2001)261]

   -   Council Decision regarding a Sunset Clause for all Committees [C/M(2004)5, item 75] entered into force on 22 April 2004 [C/M(2004)10, item 143, IV, c)]

   -   C(2008)134 and CORR1: proposed new mandate

   -   Resolution of the Council on the new mandate [C(2008)134 & CORR1 and C/M(2008)17, item 219]

   -   Resolution of the Council [C(2014)146, Annex and C/M(2014)13, item 211]

 

 

 

Resolution of the Council [C(2014)146, Annex and C/M(2014)13, item 211]

DRAFT RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL

REVISING THE MANDATE OF THE COMPETITION COMMITTEE

THE COUNCIL,

   Having regard to the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960;

   Having regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;

   Having regard to the Resolution of the Council on Partnerships in OECD Bodies [C(2012)100/FINAL];

   Having regard to the establishment of the “Committee on Competition Law and Policy” in 1961 [C(61)47(Final) and C/M(61)8(Final), Item 58], renamed “Competition Committee” in 2001 [C(2001)261 and C/M(2001)23, Item 402], whose mandate was last revised in 2008 [C(2008)134 & CORR1 and C/M(2008)17, Item 219] and extended in 2013 [C(2013)85 and C/M(2013)16, Item 150];

   Having regard to the recommendations of the In-depth Evaluation of the Competition Committee [C(2014)89 and C/M(2014)9, Item 131];

   Having regard to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Competition Committee [C(2014)146];

DECIDES:

A.    The Competition Committee is renewed with the following revised mandate:

I.   Objectives

a)   The main objective of the Competition Committee is to protect and promote competition as an organising principle of modern economies, based on the knowledge that vigorous market competition boosts growth and employment and makes economies more flexible and innovative.

b)   The intermediary objectives of the Committee are the following:

i)   To enhance the effectiveness of competition law enforcement, through measures that include the development of best practices and the promotion of co-operation among competition authorities of Member countries;

ii)   To enhance the effectiveness of pro-competitive economic reform, including by reviewing competition issues in jurisdictions and particular sectors, and identifying options for addressing these issues and developing best practices;

iii)   To help governments promote domestic procompetitive reforms and overcome their transition costs, by proposing effective strategies and methods;

iv)   To ensure that competition perspectives are more widely taken into account in the work of the OECD, by strengthening synergies between competition policy and other framework policies in the work of the OECD, including in contributing to horizontal initiatives, notably by examining and commenting upon particular competition law and policy issues taking into account the interaction between competition and other government policies;

v)   To support sound domestic competition policies and fostering policy convergence internationally to avoid inefficiencies and potential conflicts resulting from different competition standards;

vi)   To encourage the implementation of competition best practices and principles, by promoting policy dialogue and co-operation with non-Members and providing related capacity building;

vii)   To promote understanding of the benefits of competition for business and consumers.

II.   Co-operation arrangements

a)   The Committee shall co-operate with other OECD committees on competition-related matters and seek to ensure that the Organisation as a whole promotes sound competition policy.

b)   The Committee shall keep itself informed of the competition related activities carried out in other international organisations, notably the International Competition Network. It will promote and develop, as practicable, partnerships with these organisations and seek to ensure effective complementarities while avoiding undue duplication with other international organisations where appropriate. The Committee shall provide a forum for consultations to enable delegates to exchange views on issues raised in these bodies.

c)   The Committee shall consider the views and input of BIAC and other major stakeholders in the competition field, including consumer representatives.

d)   The Committee shall encourage participation by non-OECD economies in the Committee’s work and their implementation of the Committee’s recommendations and best practices.

B.   The mandate of the Competition Committee shall remain in force until 31 December 2019.

 

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