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 nonmerger 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.
Statutes and Guidelines
Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation (January 13, 2017)
International Antitrust Enforcement Assistance Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6201-12)
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Work with Other Organizations
International Competition Network Anti-Cartel Enforcement Template (November 17, 2016)
International Competition Policy Advisory Committee (ICPAC) (1997-2000)
(Final Report and other information)
Press Release: Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to Hold Annual Spring Enforcers Summit (March 17, 2023)
Press Release: Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Host Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Workshop on Competition Advocacy (February 21, 2023)
Press Release: Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission and European Commission Hold Second U.S.-EU Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue (October 13, 2022)
Press Release: Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Meet with Fellow G7 Enforcement Partners on Competition in Digital Markets (October 12, 2022)
Press Release: Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Hold Annual Trilateral Meeting with Enforcers from Mexico and Canada (September 13, 2022)
Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter to Participate in OECD Competition Committee Meetings in Paris, France (June 21, 2022)
Press Release: Justice Department Participates in the 21st Annual International Competition Network Conference in Berlin, Germany (May 6, 2022)
Press Release: Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to Hold Joint Spring Enforcers Summit (March 10, 2022)
Press Release: Department of Justice Announces Initiative to Protect Americans from Collusive Schemes Amid Supply Chain Disruptions (February 17, 2022)
Press Release: Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission Issue Joint Statement Following the Inaugural EU-U.S. Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue (December 7, 2021)
Press Release: Former Security Services Executives Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids for Department of Defense Security Contracts (October 18, 2021)
Press Release: Justice Department Participates in the 20th Annual International Competition Network Conference (October 15, 2021)
Press Release: South Korean National Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud U.S. Department of Defense (March 11, 2021)
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