ICN Home About Members Document Library Working Groups News and Events Contact

  Today is the second installment of “Web Wednesdays”: each Wednesday we highlight one aspect of competition agencies’ websites, showcasing how members address a particular issue as well as relevant ICN work product on the topic. ICN’s Anti-Cartel Enforcement Manual chapter on Cartel Case Initiation notes that “to encourage disclosure of cartel activities, agencies widely […]

March 2010 Quarterly Update

March 25th, 2010

  Dear ICN community, Welcome to the ICN’s quarterly update. In this message I am pleased to provide brief updates of the ICN activity for the last three months. Annual Conference The Turkish competition authority (TCA) has graciously offered to host the annual conference which will take place in Istanbul on April 27-29, 2010, click […]

  This entry is first in a series of ten “Web Wednesdays”: each Wednesday we will highlight one aspect of competition agencies’ websites, showcasing how members address a particular issue, and highlighting relevant ICN work product on the topic. Today’s posting highlights leniency application contact points. The ICN’s Anti-Cartel Enforcement Manual Chapter on Drafting and […]

  If you haven’t already, register for the 9th Annual Conference of the International Competition Network, which will take place in Istanbul from April 27th to April 29th, 2010. Click here or visit www.icn-istanbul.org.


March 17th, 2010

  From time to time, the ICN blog gets questions, and hopefully, provides some answers – but the questions are nowhere near the level of requests that competition agencies get for explanation of their policies and procedures. Today’s links are devoted to a specific kind of online tool agencies use to address basic, routine questions: […]

Can’t Get Enough

March 15th, 2010

  For those of you who can’t get enough of antitrust blogs, we did a quick review of other competition policy related blogs, and below are the results. We welcome additions, please send to: icn@ftc.gov.    English Language Antitrust and Competition Policy Blog, Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Antitrust Review, Hanno Kaiser, David Fischer and Manfred Gabriel Chillin’ Competition, […]

Best films. . . the sequel

March 10th, 2010

  Responding to positive feedback on the March 5th posting, today’s posting highlights two additional ‘nominees’ for best use of video or film for antitrust outreach. See Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection new website here. Be sure to view the animated television advertisement on leniency available at the lower right portion of the […]

  This weekend the Academy Awards will be presented in Hollywood. Since the categories do not include a best antitrust film, the ICN Blog would like to draw your attention to some of the good (and entertaining) awareness and outreach work agencies are accomplishing via film and videos. For our first nomination, see the Netherlands Competition […]

More New Faces

March 4th, 2010

  A warm welcome from the ICN to the new leadership of two ICN members. Earlier this year, Vice President of the European Commission Joaquín Almunia assumed his post as the European Commissioner for Competition. For more information about Commissioner Almunia, including his vision for competition policy, please click here. On February 18, Dr. Alexander Italianer […]

  Following on the success of the merger remedies program last month, the second ICN teleseminar in our two-part series on remedies will be presented by the Unilateral Conduct Working Group on Thursday, March 11 from 8 to 9.30 EST. Remedies in dominance cases cover a spectrum, from prohibitory remedies designed to stop and prevent […]