Combating Anti-Competitive Practices

A Guide for Developing Economy Exporters

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This book provides a wide range of examples of the impact of anti-competitive practices and arrangements on developing country suppliers. Anti-competitive practices and market structures undercut export market opportunities and the productive capacities on which developing country businesses depend. The publication focuses on the impact of state monopolies and abuses of dominant positions in infrastructure markets, the impact of anti-competitive practices in the international distribution and retail sector, and the effect of international cartels. The role and response of the private sector is discussed, as well as the scope for enhanced international cooperation to address these issues.

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Anti-competitive practices in distribution

International trade holds the promise of significant revenue for developing country businesses. Prices in developed country markets are often higher than in developing-country domestic markets. This chapter explains how developing country businesses can be affected by anti-competitive practices and market structures in the distribution and retail sectors, and how sound competition policies can help address these issues. It also identifies possible gaps in the international regime for confronting these practices.

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