Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Hold Annual Trilateral Meeting with Enforcers from Mexico and Canada

Competition Enforcement Leaders: Canadian Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell; Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan; Acting Chair Commissioner Brenda Hernandez of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission; Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of Department of Justice

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division participated in a trilateral meeting today with enforcers from Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission, Canada’s Competition Bureau, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The meeting took place at FTC headquarters in Washington, D.C. and included roundtable discussions on current enforcement priorities and the current legal environment in each jurisdiction. Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter led a conversation on merger enforcement, focusing on the digital economy and forthcoming revisions to the U.S. merger guidelines.

“Canada and Mexico are important partners for the United States in upholding antitrust laws and protecting North American workers and consumers,” said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. “As antitrust enforcement increasingly spans international borders, building a unified response is vital to meeting today’s market realities. Cooperation among neighboring agencies is a crucial step in this process.”    

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan moderated a discussion of recent developments in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

“Working closely with our North American neighbors is key for promoting fair, open, and competitive markets,” Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan said. “Deepening collaboration and cooperation lets us strengthen our respective approaches to enforcement and better protect our citizens.”

This year’s meetings mark the first joint in-person gathering between the four agencies since 2019, after a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Official news published at https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-federal-trade-commission-hold-annual-trilateral-meeting-enforcers

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