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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

OECD’s Global Forum on Competition in Paris Thursday 16 to Friday 17 February 2012

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OECD’s Global Forum on Competition in Paris Thursday 16 to Friday 17 February 2012

The OECD’s Global Forum on Competition will take place this week, Thursday 16 February to Friday 17 February, with some 385 participants from 110 delegations, including OECD members, non-member economies, international, regional and non-governmental organisations.

The Global Forum is not open to the public, but details of the sessions and the papers produced for each are available on the Global Forum website (links below).

The three topics being discussed at the Global Forum on Competition are:

Competition and Commodity Price Volatility

· Background Note by the Secretariat - OECD paper by Nick Taylor and Michal Petr

· Price Volatility in Food and Agricultural Markets: Policy Responses - joint work by 10 international organisations

· Competition Issues in the Agricultural Sector - Paper by Bibek Debroy

· Competition Issues in Agricultural Supply Chains – Paper by Scott Davenport

· Reflections on the Causes of Commodity Market Price Changes and Volatility – Paper by Torbjörn Iwarson

· Competition and Commodities and Price Volatility – Paper by Gustavo Lagos

Improving International Co-operation in Cartel Investigations

· Background Note by the Secretariat - OECD paper by Hilary Jennings

State-Owned Enterprises and Competitive Neutrality

The Global Forum will include keynote speeches from:

· Secretary General of the OECD, Angel Gurría

· Director General of the WTO, Pascal Lamy

· Vice President of the World Bank, Otaviano Canuto

· Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee, Frédéric Jenny

Details of the OECD Global Forum on Competition and the agenda are available on the OECD’s website: www.oecd.org/competition/globalforum

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