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Regulatory Reform in Road Freight and Retail Distribution

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  • Olivier Boylaud

The purpose of this paper is to analyse regulatory developments in the road freight and retail distribution industries of OECD Member countries. For each industry, the analysis is divided into four parts. First, structural developments in the industry are outlined. Second, the main features of the regulatory framework are reviewed. The third part compares regulatory approaches on the basis of quantitative indicators of the degree of restrictions placed on market mechanisms. The last part summarises the main outcomes of regulatory reform. The data on regulation and market structure are taken primarily from the OECD International Regulation Database. The main findings of the analysis are the following: Both industries are currently undergoing sweeping changes, with, in particular, the rapid growth of new forms of competition; The pace and scale of liberalisation vary widely from one country and one industry to another, and in many countries there are still regulatory impediments to ... L’objet de ce document est d’analyser l’évolution du cadre réglementaire dans les pays membres de l’OCDE pour le secteur du transport routier de marchandises et pour le secteur du commerce de détail. Pour chacun des secteurs, l’analyse s’articule en quatre parties. La première partie présente l’évolution de la structure du secteur dans les différents pays Membres de l’OCDE. La seconde partie s’intéresse aux principales caractéristiques du cadre réglementaire. La troisième partie propose de comparer les approches réglementaires à partir d’indicateurs quantitatifs exprimant le degré de restrictions imposé aux mécanismes de marché. La quatrième partie présente les principaux résultats de la réforme de la réglementation. Les données sur la réglementation et la structure de marché sont pour la plupart issues de la Base de Données Internationale de l’OCDE sur la réglementation. Les principaux résultats de l’analyse sont les suivants : Les deux secteurs connaissent actuellement de profondes ...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 255.

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Date of creation: 03 Aug 2000
Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:255-en
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