MEXICO – The U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the competition agencies of Canada and Mexico met in Mexico City to discuss how to promote competition in the region’s markets.
Discussions focused on competition in the technology and platform sectors, the impact of competition on labor markets, as well as new enforcement tools and applying a whole-of-government approach to competition law.
“North American competition agencies are committed to promoting fair and lawful competition,” said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. “This trilateral meeting is an important opportunity to share ideas and best practices, and to strengthen our cooperation in competition law enforcement.”
The meeting was held under the 1995, 1999 and 2001 cooperation agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. These agreements commit the agencies to coordinate and cooperate with each other to ensure consistent and effective antitrust enforcement.
In addition to the meeting, Deputy Attorney General Kanter delivered a keynote address at an event organized by Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) to commemorate the launch of a special anniversary book reflecting on the development of competition policy in Mexico.