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International Program

Bringing greater cooperation and convergence to international antitrust enforcement is a top priority of the Antitrust Division.

Effective enforcement of U.S. antitrust laws in a global economy requires cooperation with competition agencies outside the U.S. The Division works closely with its counterparts in other jurisdictions on international cartel, merger, and civil non-merger enforcement matters that affect U.S. consumers.

The Division promotes international competition policy cooperation and convergence by maintaining strong bilateral relationships with enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions and through participation in international organizations such as the Competition Committee of the OECD and the International Competition Network.

The Antitrust Division’s international initiatives aim to bring greater cooperation and convergence to international antitrust enforcement in the years ahead by facilitating international discussion of important issues, building bilateral and multilateral relationships, and learning how best to coordinate investigations and remedies.

Learn more about the Antitrust Division’s International Program:

November 2011

The Antitrust Division’s International Program (PDF)

Division Update Spring 2014, International Program

The Division’s Foreign Commerce Section

Speeches and Articles

September 12, 2014

International Antitrust Enforcement: Progress Made; Work to Be Done — Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General

April 19, 2013

International Cooperation at the Antitrust Division: A View from the Trenches —Patricia Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement

December 6, 2012

International Cooperation: Taking a Broader View —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

September 14, 2012

Recent Developments in Merger Control: Views from the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

July 17, 2012

Merger Enforcement in the Americas: Update from the U.S. Department of Justice —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

June 15, 2012

The Many Facets of International Cooperation at the Antitrust Division —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

April 23, 2012

Promoting Competition and Innovation Through Vigorous Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws on Behalf of Consumers —Sharis A. Pozen, Acting Assistant Attorney General

February 17, 2012

Intensification of International Cooperation: The Antitrust Division's Recent Efforts —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

October 14, 2011

Twenty Years of Transatlantic Antitrust Cooperation: The Past and the Future —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

September 22, 2011

Promoting Innovation through Competition —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

September 6, 2011

Global Antitrust Policies: How Wide is the Gap? —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

July 27, 2011

Remarks on the Occasion of the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Antitrust Cooperation —Christine A. Varney, Assistant Attorney General

May 23, 2011

International Cooperation: Where Next? —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

November 9, 2010

Challenges and Opportunities in International Competition Policy —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

October 29, 2010

International Competition Policy and Practice: New Perspectives? —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

September 21, 2010

International Cooperation: Preparing for the Future —Christine A. Varney, Assistant Attorney General

May 21, 2010

Transatlantic Antitrust: Past and Present —Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International

February 15, 2010

Coordinated Remedies: Convergence, Cooperation, and the Role of Transparency —Christine A. Varney, Assistant Attorney General

All international policy speeches (2009 to present)

Cooperation

September 16, 2014

Press Release: Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Sign Cooperation Agreement with Colombian Antitrust Agency

U.S. Antitrust Cooperation Agreements with non-U.S. Jurisdictions

March 25, 2014

Press Release: U.S. and Canada Antitrust Agencies Issue Best Practices for Coordinating Merger Reviews

Canada - U.S. Merger Working Group - Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations

February 13, 2014

Press Release: U.S., Canada and Mexico Antitrust Officials Participate in Trilateral Meeting in Washington to Discuss Antitrust Enforcement

September 25, 2013

Press Release: Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Issue Updated Model Waiver of Confidentiality for International Civil Matters and Accompanying FAQ

Model Waiver of Confidentiality: PDF | Word

Model Waiver of Confidentiality FAQs

September 27, 2012

Press Release: Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Competition Authorities

September 25, 2012

Justice Blog: Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Officials Meet with Chinese Antitrust Agencies Officials

November 29, 2011

Press Release: Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Meet with Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Merger Enforcement Matters

Guidance for Case Cooperation Between the Ministry of Commerce and the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission on Concentration of Undertakings (Merger) Cases

October 14, 2011

US-EU Merger Working Group: Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations

Press Release: United States and European Union Antitrust Agencies Issue Revised Best Practices for Coordinating Merger Reviews

FAQs on the US-EU Merger Working Group's Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations

Policy Documents, Reports, and Updates

Selected U.S. Submissions on Competition Policy

October 2009

Report: Charting the Future Course of International Technical Assistance at the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice

1997-2000

International Competition Policy Advisory Committee (ICPAC)
(Final Report and other information)

U.S. Guidelines and Statutes

Antitrust Enforcement Guidelines for International Operations

Division Manual, Chapter II: Antitrust Statutory Provisions (PDF)

International Antitrust Enforcement Assistance Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6201-12)

Other International Antitrust Resources

Other Antitrust Sites Worldwide

OECD Competition Committee

OECD Recommendations and Best Practices on Competition Law and Policy

International Competition Network

Federal Trade Commission, Office of International Affairs

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