The FTC engages with competition and consumer protection agencies in other countries, directly and through international networks, to halt deceptive and anticompetitive business practices that affect U.S. consumers. The FTC also reaches out to competition and consumer protection authorities to provide policy leadership, promote sound approaches to common problems, and help new agencies address the challenges of transitioning to a market-based economy.
- strengthening relationships with foreign competition and consumer protection agencies
- developing formal and informal arrangements and agreements with competition and consumer protection agencies around the world
- engaging in cooperative dialogues and submitting reports at international forums for competition and consumer protection
- helping agencies around the world develop and enhance their own competition and consumer protection programs
- sharing information with foreign law enforcement authorities through the U.S. Safe Web Act
- maintaining a robust International Fellows Program
The FTC also provides support to econsumer.gov, a project of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) designed to gather and share cross-border complaints and to help consumers resolve those complaints.
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