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Competition Committee
Mr. Frédéric JENNY   
Ms. Reiko AOKI   
also ICN co-ordinator
Mr. Matthew BOSWELL   
Mr. Benoît Coeuré   
Mr. Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo   
Ms. Cani Fernandez   
Mr. Olivier GUERSENT   
UNCTAD Co-ordinator
Mr. Alberto HEIMLER   
Ex Officio as Chair of the Working Party N.2 on Competition and Regulation
Ms. Brenda Gisela Hernández Ramírez   
Mr. Rikard JERMSTEN   
Mr. Jonathan KANTER   
(United States)
Ex Officio as Chair of the Working Party N.3 on Competition and Enforcement
Mr. Andreas MUNDT   
Ms. Irma Urmonaite   
Open to all Member countries 
South Africa   
Chinese Taipei   
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
31st December 2024

Mandate :   -   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(2019)117, Annex and C/M(2019)14, item 183]



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 Revised Resolution of the Council on Partnerships in OECD Bodies [C(2012)100/REV1/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 revised in 2008 [C(2008)134 & CORR1 and C/M(2008)17, Item 219]; extended in 2013 [C(2013)85 and C/M(2013)16, Item 150] and last renewed in 2014 [C(2014)146 and C/M(2014)13, Item 211].;

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 renewal of the mandate of the Competition Committee [C(2019)117];


A. The Competition Committee is renewed as follows:

I. Objectives

1.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.

1.The intermediary objectives of the Committee are to:

a) 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;

b) 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;

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

d) 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;

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

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

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

II. Co-ordination arrangements

2.In carrying out its work, the Committee shall:

a)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)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)consider the views and input of BIAC and other major stakeholders in the competition field, including consumer representatives.

d)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 2024.


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