Competition Bureau hosts American and Mexican counterparts with a focus on fostering a competitive digital economy
October 28, 2019 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau
Today, the Competition Bureau hosted an annual trilateral meeting with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission. Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell and his counterparts discussed recent cases, as well as their ongoing priorities – with a focus on competition law enforcement and advocacy in the digital economy.
Today’s digital and data-driven economy continues to transcend borders. To foster competitive and innovative digital marketplaces, it is essential for competition agencies to collaborate on enforcement and advocacy matters and to share best practices.
Building and maintaining strong partnerships improves the Bureau's ability to deliver results for Canadians. By investing in its relationships with competition agencies and other law enforcement bodies, the Bureau can strengthen its ability to protect Canada's competitive marketplace, address cross-border anti-competitive activity, and promote convergence on competition policies internationally.
The Bureau has cooperation instruments in place with 16 jurisdictions: Mexico, the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the European Union, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
To enhance cross-border enforcement and promote sound competition policies internationally, the Bureau and its North American partners also participate in many fora, such as the International Competition Network, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Competition Committee and the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN).
The Bureau will be President of ICPEN from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Its term will focus on promoting truth in advertising online and building consumer confidence in the digital economy.
- 2019-20 Annual Plan: Safeguarding the Future of Competition
- U.S./Canada agreement regarding the application of their competition and deceptive marketing practices laws
- Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Mexican States regarding the application of their competition laws
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