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

Overview

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 Enforcement Guidelines for International Operations

January 13, 2017

Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation

Division Manual, Chapter II, Antitrust Statutory Provisions

Fifth Edition

Division Manual, Chapter II: Antitrust Statutory Provisions

International Antitrust Enforcement Assistance Act

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

Learn More About the Division’s International Program

Division Update Spring 2021

The Division’s International Section

International Policy Speeches and Press Releases (2009 to Present)

Model Documents

March 13, 2015

Model Waiver of Confidentiality: PDF | Word

Model Waiver of Confidentiality FAQs

Work with Other Organizations

U.S. Antitrust Cooperation Agreements with Non-U.S. Jurisdictions | Map View

Other Antitrust Sites Worldwide

ICN

International Competition Network

ICN 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

May 2019

ICN Framework on Competition Agency Procedures

November 17, 2016

International Competition Network Anti-Cartel Enforcement Template

OECD

OECD Competition Committee

OECD Recommendations and Best Practices on Competition Law and Policy

U.S. OECD Submissions on Competition Policy

FTC

Federal Trade Commission, Office of International Affairs

October 2009

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

ICPAC

1997-2000

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

Highlights

February 17, 2022

Press Release: Department of Justice Announces Initiative to Protect Americans from Collusive Schemes Amid Supply Chain Disruptions

December 7, 2021

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

 Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter, FTC Chair Lina Khan, and Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager.

L-R: Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter, FTC Chair Lina Khan, and Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager.

 

October 18, 2021

Press Release: Former Security Services Executives Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids for Department of Defense Security Contracts

October 15, 2021

Press Release: Justice Department Participates in the 20th Annual International Competition Network Conference

June 30, 2021

Press Release: Belgian Security Services Company and Three Former Executives Indicted for Bid Rigging on U.S. Department of Defense Contracts

June 25, 2021

Press Release: Belgian Security Services Firm Agrees to Plead Guilty to Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy Affecting Department of Defense Procurement

March 11, 2021

Press Release: South Korean National Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud U.S. Department of Defense

November 18, 2020

Press Release: Justice Department Signs Antitrust Memorandum of Understanding with Korean Prosecution Service

September 2, 2020

Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Signs Antitrust Cooperation Framework with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom

June 30, 2020

Press Release: Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Issue New Vertical Merger Guidelines

June 23, 2020

Press Release: Antitrust Division Issues 2020 Annual Newsletter Update

June 16, 2020

Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Presents Procurement Collusion Strike Force to the International Competition Community

June 8, 2020

Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim to Participate in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Virtual Meeting and Chair WP3 Session on Criminalization of Cartels

February 19, 2020

Speech: Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard A. Powers Delivers Remarks at the 13th International Cartel Workshop

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Updated March 21, 2022

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