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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 is a member of the ICN Steering Group, in which Chair Khan serves as vice chair for digital. 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.


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  • Maria B. Coppola, t.202-326-2482
    Director, Office of International Affairs
  • Jon Nathan, t.202-326-2457
    Deputy Director for International Antitrust
    European Commission and Member States, India, and Israel; Cooperation
  • Molly Askin, t.202-326-3663
    International Discovery, Africa and the Middle East;
  • Russell Damtoft, t.202-326-2893
    Canada, Mexico, Latin America, South America, Caribbean and Eastern Europe; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Andrew Heimert, t.202-326-2474
    Australia, China, New Zealand and the United Kingdom; Intellectual Property, Trade
  • Tim Hughes, t.202-326-3503
    Technical Assistance Coordinator; SE Asia and Middle East
  • Cynthia Lagdameo, t.212-607-2828
  • Joonsuk Lee, t.202-326-2823
    Japan; Korea
  • Kristina Mulligan, t.202-326-3110
    Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden
  • Paul O'Brien, t.202-326-2831
    ICN Coordinator; G7; Agency Effectiveness