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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico Participate in 2018 Trilateral Meeting in Mexico City to Discuss Antitrust Enforcement

Antitrust agency heads from the United States, Canada, and Mexico meet today in Mexico City to discuss their ongoing work to ensure consistent and effective antitrust enforcement and increased cooperation among the three nations.

The meeting includes Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons, Canadian Acting Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell, and President Alejandra Palacios of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission.

The discussions will cover a wide range of topics including developments and priorities, challenges for enforcers in times of antitrust populism, and procedural fairness in antitrust investigations. The officials also are exploring ways to deepen cooperation and convergence on sound antitrust principles.

“The Division’s close relationship with our antitrust colleagues in Mexico and Canada is critical to sound antitrust enforcement in North America,” said Assistant Attorney General Delrahim.  “We look forward to our continued efforts to work with our international partners to promote competition to the benefit of consumers.”

“Strengthening ties with our closest neighbors is always a top priority, and I look forward to finding new avenues for cooperation,” said Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons.

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Updated December 17, 2018