U.S. and EU Antitrust Regulators Seek Closer Cooperation Through New Policy Dialogue

  • The FTC, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission issued an inaugural joint statement after the launch of the EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue intended to further strengthen the parties’ collaboration on the promotion of fair competition.
  • The inaugural joint statement reiterates the parties’ belief in the importance of well-functioning and competitive markets and notes their history of close cooperation in antitrust enforcement and policy.
  • The statement explains that the Joint Dialogue will be used to explore new avenues for coordination and information-sharing to ensure that enforcement authorities are equipped to address new challenges and to help inform and potentially align domestic enforcement efforts, especially in technology sectors.