Competition Bureau meets with U.S. and Mexican competition authorities

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Interim Commissioner Matthew Boswell (right) joined Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (centre-right), Alejandra Palacios Prieto, Chairwoman of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (centre), Joseph Simons, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (centre-left) and Carlos Mena, columnist for El Financiero (left).

Relationship with North American counterparts plays a key role in the Bureau’s international work

November 8, 2018 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau

Interim Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell met with his American and Mexican counterparts today in Mexico City to reinforce the value of cooperation in competition law enforcement within North America.

The agency heads discussed areas of common interest, including opportunities for inter-agency cooperation as well as enforcement and advocacy priorities like big data and the digital economy. They also addressed the importance of striking the right balance in regulation to ensure consumers and businesses are protected from anti-competitive behaviour without unnecessarily hindering competition and innovation in their markets.

The U.S. and Mexico are two of Canada’s most important economic partners. Working with their competition authorities improves the efficiency of the Bureau’s cross-border investigations and contributes to its advocacy initiatives. Collaborating with these agencies also plays a crucial role in fighting anti-competitive activities and ensuring that Canadian businesses prosper in both domestic and foreign markets.

On November 9, 2018, Interim Commissioner Boswell will meet with representatives of Mexico’s Federal Institute of Telecommunications to review the latest developments in competition law enforcement in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors.

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