International Technical Assistance Program

The FTC helps countries around the world to develop and enhance their own competition and consumer protection work. By placing experienced attorneys and economists as resident advisors and conducting short-term training workshops, our experts provide on-the-job training and help develop the investigative and analytical skills of the agency staff. We also introduce staff to available tools to improve the agency’s effectiveness in requesting and assessing remedies in the context of the country’s laws, traditions, and economic circumstances. We explain how competition and truthful advertising and marketing advance economic efficiency, consumer welfare, and consumer choice.

Technical Assistance to 
Developing Competition and Consumer Protection Agencies

Contact Us

If you are associated with a competition or consumer protection agency and need assistance with legislation, training of agency staff, institutional design, or related matters, please contact us.

How We're Funded

Our technical assistance program is, in many instances, funded through cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and in some cases with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Commercial Law Development Program of the Department of Commerce. In some cases, we use our own funds.

Additional Information

  • Joint Report Charting the Future Course of International Technical Assistance At the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice (October 2009)