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.

The FTC’s Office of International Affairs directs the agency’s international activities for competition and consumer protection, which include:

econsumer.govThe FTC also provides support to, 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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