The FTC’s Bureau of Competition enforces the nation's antitrust laws, which form the foundation of our free market economy. The antitrust laws promote the interests of consumers; they support unfettered markets and result in lower prices and more choices.
Certain large mergers and acquisitions must notify the government and wait for government review. The FTC administers the premerger notification program, and its staff members are available to answer questions about HSR forms. The FTC also provides daily updates of deals that receive early termination.
Inside the Bureau of Competition
Meet our managers and read about the work of the Bureau's nearly 300 lawyers and support staff here.