Hard Core Cartels

Hard Core Cartels

Recent progress and challenges ahead You do not have access to this content

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OECD
27 May 2003
Pages:
64
ISBN:
9789264101258 (PDF) ;9789264101241(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264101258-en

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A probing report on the harm caused by hard-core cartels, on progress made in combating them, and on the challenges that lie ahead. Since adoption of its 1998 recommendation on effective action against hard-core cartels, the OECD has been leading an international effort to restrict their activities. This report reviews progress in combating hard-core cartels notably through strengthened sanctions against companies and individuals. It also quantifies the harm cartels cause and identifies improved methods of investigation. Despite recent progress in several jurisdictions, much remains to be done and this report outlines and identifies the challenges that lie ahead.

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. The Harm from Cartels
III. A Growing Public Awareness
IV. Discovering Cartels - Investigative Tools
V. Sanctions against Cartel Conduct
VI. International Cooperation in Cartel Cases
VII. Conclusions and Recommendations
VIII. Next Steps
Notes
Annex A. Selected Cartel Cases: Affected Commerce, Estimated Harm, and Sanctions Applied
Annex B. Recommendations of the Council Concerning Effective Action against Hard Core Cartels (25 March 1998)

 
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