Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter to Participate in OECD Competition Committee Meetings in Paris, France
This week, Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division is in Paris, France, to participate in meetings of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee and its working parties.
Today, Assistant Attorney General Kanter chaired the working party on enforcement and cooperation with sessions devoted to interim measures, expanding cooperation, and revising an OECD Council Recommendation on Bid Rigging and Procurement. Later in the week, Assistant Attorney General Kanter will participate in the Competition Committee roundtable focused on Market Power in the Digital Economy.
The OECD Competition Committee includes 38 member countries and the European Union, as well as non-member participants, experts, and other invitees. The Committee brings together leaders of the world’s major competition authorities for a dialogue on competition policy issues, including best practices and standards, and promotes market-oriented reforms. Other roundtables scheduled for the meeting include:
- Competition and Regulation in the Provision of Local Transportation Services
- Purchasing Power and Buyers Cartels
- Disentangling Consummated Mergers – Experiences and Challenges
- Integrating Consumer Behavior Insights in Competition Enforcement
The United States and other OECD member submissions on these topics are available on the OECD Competition Committee’s website.
On June 20, Assistant Attorney General Kanter met with French Competition Authority Chair Benoit Coeuré in a public forum at the Authority’s headquarters. The two leaders discussed the Antitrust Division’s and French Competition Authority’s mutual interest in promoting competition in a fair, global marketplace, their current priorities, and building stronger transatlantic cooperation on antitrust enforcement. The video of the meeting is available at https://www.autoritedelaconcurrence.fr/en/article/watch-replay-our-echelle-event-us-french-perspectives-competition-policy.