As commerce continually becomes more international, an increasing number of the FTC’s antitrust investigations involve international issues. To promote and protect free and vigorous competition, the FTC continues to build and strengthen relationships with competition agencies around the world. These relationships are a key component of the FTC’s competition enforcement program, and they facilitate the agency’s efforts to promote convergence toward sound competition enforcement and policy. The FTC continues to work closely with the European Union, Canada, and many other jurisdictions on cases of mutual interest.
The FTC also works with several multilateral organizations to facilitate dialogue and convergence toward sound competition policy and enforcement, particularly the International Competition Network (ICN), the Competition Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and regional organizations such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). The FTC serves on the ICN Steering Group and co-chairs the Agency Effectiveness Working Group, in which it co-heads its Investigative Process Project. The FTC also leads the ICN Curriculum Project. Recently, the FTC helped found the Inter-American Competition Alliance, which fosters enforcement cooperation in the Americas through regular conference calls on matters of mutual interest.
The FTC plays an active role in negotiating competition chapters of free trade agreements. The FTC also provides competition technical assistance to countries transitioning to market economies and establishing new competition regimes.
- The Federal Trade Commission's International Antitrust Program
- Key Speeches and Presentations
- US Submissions to OECD Competition Committee and other international fora
- International Cooperation Agreements
- International Waivers of Confidentiality in FTC Antitrust Investigations
- Antitrust Guidelines for International Operations
- FTC's International Fellows Program
- Competition & Consumer Protection Authorities Worldwide
- Randolph W. Tritell 202-326-3051 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Office of International Affairs
- Elizabeth Kraus 202-326-2649 email@example.com
Deputy Director for International Antitrust
- Russell Damtoft 202-326-2893 firstname.lastname@example.org
Canada, Latin America & Caribbean, China, India, Russia
- Andrew Heimert 202-326-2474 email@example.com
China, Japan, Korea, ICN Unilateral Conduct
- Krisztian Katona 202-326-2517 firstname.lastname@example.org
OECD, EFTA, Germany, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe
- Cynthia Lagdameo 212-606-2828 email@example.com
Australia, Israel, New Zealand, ICN
- Molly Askin 202-326-3663 firstname.lastname@example.org
ICN, Merger Policy, France, Spain
- Paul O'Brien 202-326-2831 email@example.com
- Maria Coppola 202-326-2482 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joshua Gray 202-326-3729 email@example.com
- Koren Wong-Ervin 202-326-2445 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Competition technical assistance issues are handled by Timothy Hughes (esp. Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe), Nicholas Franczyk (esp. India and Africa), and Russell Damtoft.