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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 2019 International Program Update

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

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

November 5, 2019

Press Release: Justice Department Announces Procurement Collusion Strike Force: a Coordinated National Response to Combat Antitrust Crimes and Related Schemes in Government Procurement, Grant and Program Funding

October 28, 2019

Press Release: Officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico Participate in 2019 Trilateral Meeting in Ottawa to Discuss Antitrust Enforcement

U.S. DOJ Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission President Alejandra Palacios, U.S. FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons, and Canadian Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell.

L-R: U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission President Alejandra Palacios, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons, and Canadian Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell.

October 3, 2019

Press Release: Antitrust Division Applauds Recognition of Attorney-Client Privilege by Mexico's Competition Agency

September 12, 2019

Speech: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at 46th Annual Fordham Competition Law Institute Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy   

July 29, 2019

Press Release: Antitrust Division Names Rene Augustine Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Responsible for International and Policy

May 17, 2019

Press Release: International Competition Network Adopts Framework for Competition Agency Procedures and Recommended Practices on Investigative Process, Announces U.S. Agencies Will Host 2020 ICN Annual Conference

May 13, 2019

Press Release: Department of Justice's Antitrust Division Joins Framework on Competition Agency Procedures as Founding Member

May 7, 2019

Speech: Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford Delivers Remarks at the 2019 China Competition Policy Forum

April 29, 2019

Press Release: U.S. Officials Participate in Bilateral Meetings with Officials from Japan, South Korea

April 5, 2019

Press Release: New Multilateral Framework on Procedures Approved by the International Competition Network

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Updated April 8, 2020

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