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FTC has formal and informal bilateral and multilateral international arrangements, agreements, and MOUs with competition and consumer protection agencies around the world.

  Competition Agreements Consumer Protection Agreements
Australia

U.S. - Australia Cooperation Agreement
(June 1982)

U.S. - Australian Mutual Antitrust Enforcement Assistance Agreement
and Annex

DOJ-FTC Implementation Protocol
(April 1999)

Agreement on the Mutual Enforcement Assistance in Consumer Protection Matters
(July 2000)

Memorandum of Understanding on Mutual Matters Enforcement Assistance in Commercial Email
(July 2004)

Brazil

U.S. - Brazil Cooperation Agreement
(October 1999)

 
Canada U.S. - Canada Cooperation Agreement (August 1995)

Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations (2014)

Enhanced Positive Comity Agreement (2004)

Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Mass Marketing Enforcement Partnership MOUs:

1996 Memorandum on Cross-Border Telemarketing Fraud (1996)

FTC-Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission Agreement on Commercial Email and Telemarketing
(2016)

FTC-Royal Canadian Mounted Police MOU on Consumer Fraud Enforcement (2017)

Toronto Strategic Partnership (2009)

Toronto Strategic Partnership Addendum (2019)

Alberta Partnership (2004)

Vancouver Strategic Alliance (2007)

Atlantic Partnership [English | French] (2005)

Saskatchewan MOU (2011) (revised 2014)

Chile Agreement on Antitrust Cooperation
(March 2011)
 
 
China

Memorandum of Understanding on Antitrust and Antimonopoly Cooperation
(July 2011)


Guidance for Case Cooperation between the Ministry of Commerce and the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission on Concentration of Undertakings (Merger) Cases
(November 2011)

Memorandum of Understanding
(June 2007)
Colombia

Agreement on Antitrust Cooperation
(September 2014)

 
Costa Rica  

Memorandum of Understanding
(March 2006)

Germany

U.S. - Germany Cooperation Agreement
(June 1976)

 
European Union

U.S. - Commission of the European Communities Cooperation Agreement
(September 1991)

Enhanced Positive Comity Agreement
(June 1998)

US - EU Merger Working Group, Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations
(revised October 2011)

FAQs on the US-EU Merger Working Group’s Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations
(October 2011)

 
India Memorandum of Understanding (September 2012)
 
 
Ireland  

Memorandum Of Understanding On Mutual Enforcement Assistance In Consumer Protection Matters
(October 2003)

Memorandum of Understanding on Mutual Assistance in the Enforcement of Laws Protecting Personal Information in the Private Sector
(June 2013)

Israel

U.S. - Israel Cooperation Agreement
(March 1999)

 
Japan

U.S. - Japan Cooperation Agreement
(October 1999)

 
Korea Memorandum of Understanding on Antitrust Cooperation Between the United States Department of Justice and the United States Federal Trade Commission, of the One Part, and the Korea Fair Trade Commission, of the Other Part (September 2015)  
Mexico

U.S. - Mexico Agreement
(July 2000)

U.S.-Mexico Cooperation Agreement
(January 2005)

Netherlands   Memorandum of Understanding On Mutual Assistance In the Enforcement of Laws Protecting Personal Information In the Private Sector
(July 2019)
 
Nigeria   Memorandum of Understanding (October 2020)
Peru Agreement on Antitrust Cooperation
(May 2016)
 
Russian Federation Memorandum of Understanding
(November 2009)
 
 
Spain  

Memorandum of Understanding On Mutual Enforcement Assistance In Commercial Email Matters
(February 2005)

United Kingdom  

Memorandum of Understanding on Mutual Assistance In the Enforcement of Laws Protecting Personal Information In the Private Sector
(March 2014)

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America and the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom
(March 2019)

Multinational Agreements and Arrangements

Multilateral Mutual Assistance and Cooperation Framework
(September 2020)

OECD Recommendation concerning International Co-operation on Competition Investigations and Proceedings
(September 2014)

ICN Framework for Merger Cooperation
(March 2012)

Memorandum on the Establishment and Operation of ICPEN
(October 2006) (revised March 2016)

Memorandum of Understanding For Participation In the Global Privacy Enforcement Network System (October 2015)

econsumer.gov Agreement

Sentinel Agreement

APEC Cooperation Agreement for Cross-Border Privacy Enforcement
(February 2010)

International Unlawful Telecommunications and Spam Enforcement Cooperation Agreement (London Action Plan/UCENet)
(May 2016)

African Dialogue Principles on Cooperation in Consumer Protection Enforcement (“Livingstone Principles”)
(September 2013)