Friday, May 12, 2017

International Competition Network (ICN), new recommended practices

Antitrust: Competition: Market studies: ICN:

At its annual meeting, the International Competition Network (ICN) adopted new recommended practices for merger review, addressing notification thresholds, remedies, and efficiencies; a framework for analyzing unilateral conduct; guiding principles for market studies; and a report on setting cartel fines, the Federal Trade Commission announced today.

The Advocacy Working Group provides guidance and facilitates experience sharing to improve the effectiveness of ICN members’ competition advocacy. This year, the group created new Market Studies Guiding Principles, a compilation of effective practices for agencies to consider when undertaking studies to understand the state of competition in specific sectors. It also expanded its “Explaining the Benefits of Competition” resources to include tips, messages, and case studies on communicating with the public.

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