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New Initiatives and Guidelines

February 27th, 2010

  A number of ICN members recently issued guidelines, drafts for comments, or other initiatives. We invite you to share information about activities in your jurisdiction, by sending an e-mail to icn@ftc.gov. Japan: On October 28, 2009, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) published its Guidelines for Exclusionary Private Monopolization under the Antimonopoly Act. The guidelines set […]

2010: The Year of the Workshop

February 24th, 2010

  2010 is the Year of the Workshop. ICN is holding a seminar on agency effectiveness for agency heads on July 12 and 13 in London, England. The annual cartel workshop will be held from October 4 – 7 in Yokohama, Japan, and the Unilateral Conduct Working Group will hold a workshop on December 2 […]

  The ICN continues to create an impressive array of work product, including handbooks, manuals, comparative reports, and recommended practices. Through the Advocacy and Implementation Network Support Program (AISUP), ICN members can seek advice about specific ICN work products or receive assistance on how ICN recommendations and other guidance documents might be implemented within their […]

  UNCTAD’s new Competition Policy and Consumer Protection Newsletter, Issue 1 (February 2010) is available here. The newsletter includes information about preparations on the way for the UN Sixth Review Conference, a brief review of UNCTAD’s recent and future activities, and links to papers from the 2009 IGE. Last week the OECD hosted the 9th […]

Creative Outreach

February 12th, 2010

  ICNBlog is always on the look out for effective public messages, notable policy statements, innovative advocacy examples, and interesting developments from around the globe. If you have one to share, please let us know at icn@ftc.gov. File this example under creative outreach efforts: According to the “What’s New” portion on its website, on February […]

ICN is committed to engaging NGAs in the work of the ICN. Our 200+ NGAs are overwhelmingly from the private bar (about 70%) and academia (15%), as well as business, consumer groups, and international organizations. More than half of our NGAs are from North and South America, a third from Europe, approximately ten percent from […]

The complete set of 13 ICN Recommended Practices on Merger Notification & Review Procedures (RPs) were adopted five years ago. More than half of ICN members with merger control have made or proposed changes that bring their merger regimes into closer conformity with the RPs. The Practices have served as an impetus for legislative and […]