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date: 27 November 2021

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With the progressive emergence of an open, dynamic, and globalized economy, the internationalization of rules has become a critical issue. Governments increasingly seek to exploit the benefits of globalization by eliminating unnecessary regulatory divergences and barriers and ensuring greater coordination of regulatory objectives. Intensification of global challenges, such as those pertaining to systemic risks (financial markets), the environment (air or water pollution), human health (COVID-19 pandemics) and safety, is also leading to growing regulatory cooperation efforts as a key component of risk management strategies across borders. Regulation increasingly transcends its domestic nature to become transnational and international through a wide variety of mechanisms. At the same time, concerns over the loss of sovereignty and perceived negative impacts of openness are constraining greater regulatory cooperation. This chapter explores the range of possible approaches to the internationalization of regulation and provides evidence on their use, merits, and challenges, building on OECD work on international regulatory cooperation.

Keywords: international regulatory cooperation, regulation, globalization, multilateralism, rule-making, regulatory governance, internationalization of rules

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