Competition regulator

Competition law
Basic concepts
Anti-competitive practices
Enforcement authorities and organizations

A competition regulator is a government agency, typically a statutory authority, sometimes called an economic regulator, which regulates and enforces competition laws, and may sometimes also enforce consumer protection laws. In addition to such agencies there is often another body responsible for formulating competition policy.

Many nations implement competition laws, and there is general agreement on acceptable standards of behavior. The degree to which countries enforce their competition policy varies substantially.

Competition regulators may also regulate certain aspects of mergers and acquisitions and business alliances and regulate or prohibit cartels and monopolies. Other government agencies may have responsibilities in relation to aspects of competition law which affect companies (e.g. the registrar of companies).

Regulators may form supranational or international alliances like the ECA (European Competition Authorities), the ICN (International Competition Network), and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

List of trade blocs and multinational regulators

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Flag Trade bloc Regulating Organization ECA ICN OECD Website Language
Communidad Andina (Andean Community of Nations) Spanish
Europe European Economic Area: European Union European CommissionDirectorate-General for Competition English
European Economic Area: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein (EFTA members) EFTA Surveillance Authority English

List of national regulators

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Flag Country Name ECA ICN OECD Website Language
Albania Albania Competition Authority of Albania English
Algeria Algeria The Algerian National Competition Council
Argentina Argentina Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia Spanish
Australia Australia Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and National Competition Council English
Austria Austria Wettbewerbsbehörde im BMwA English
Belgium Belgium Raad voor de Mededinging/Conseil de la concurrence
Brazil Brazil Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica Portuguese
Bulgaria Bulgaria Commission for Protection of Competition Bulgarian/English
Canada Canada Competition Bureau/Bureau de la concurrence , English/French
Chile Chile Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia -National Economic Prosecutor's Office Spanish
China China Ministry of Commerce English
Colombia Colombia Superintendency of Industry and Commerce Spanish
Cyprus Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition English
Czech Republic Czech Republic Office for the Protection of Competition English
Denmark Denmark Konkurrencestyrelsen English
El Salvador El Salvador Superintendencia de Competencia Spanish
Estonia Estonia konkurentsiamet English
Finland Finland Finnish Competition Authority (Kilpailuvirasto) English
France France Autorité de la concurrence French
Germany Germany Bundeskartellamt English
Greece Greece Hellenic Competition Commission English
Hungary Hungary Office of Economic Competition (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal) English
India India Competition Commission of India English
Indonesia Indonesia Commission for Supervision of Business Competition, (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha), English
Republic of Ireland Ireland The Competition Authority, (TCA), English
Iceland Iceland Icelandic Competition Authority English
Israel Israel Israel Anti-trust Authority English
Italy Italy Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) English
Japan Japan Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) English
Jersey Jersey Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, (JCRA), English
Jordan Jordan Competition Directorate at the Ministry of Industry and Trade English
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for regulation of natural monopolies and Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Competition Protection (Antimonopoly Agency) English
Kenya Kenya Monopolies and Prices Commission of Kenya English
Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Competition Commission English, Albanian, Serbian
Latvia Latvia Competition Council English
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Office of National Economy (Amt für Volkswirtschaft) German
Lithuania Lithuania Competition Council English
Luxembourg Luxembourg Conseil de la concurrence - Inspection de la Concurrence French
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Commission for Protection of Competition English
Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia Competition Commission English
Malta Malta
Mexico Mexico Mexican Federal Competition Commission English
Moldova Republic of Moldova Consiliul Concurenței (Competition Council) English
Netherlands Netherlands Autoriteit Consument & Markt English
New Zealand New Zealand Ministry of Commerce: Competition and Enterprise Branch

and New Zealand Commerce Commission

Norway Norway Konkurransetilsynet English
Pakistan Pakistan Competition Commission of Pakistan Urdu
Peru Peru Free Competition Commission Spanish
Poland Poland Office for Competition and Consumer Protection English
Portugal Portugal Autoridade da Concorrência English
Romania Romania Consiliul Concurenței (Competition Council) English
Russia Russia Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia English
Singapore Singapore Competition Commission of Singapore ] English
Slovakia Slovakia Antimonopoly Office English
Slovenia Slovenia Competition Protection Office of the Republic of Slovenia English
South Africa South Africa Competition Commission of South Africa, South African Competition Tribunal English
South Korea South Korea Fair Trade Commission English
Spain Spain Comisión Nacional de la Competencia (CNC) before September 2007 Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia (TDC) Spanish
Sweden Sweden Konkurrensverket English
Switzerland Switzerland The Competition Council en Switzerland Swiss Competition Commission English
Taiwan Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (Republic of China) English
Turkey Turkey Rekabet Kurumu English
Ukraine Ukraine Anti-Monopoly Committee (Ukraine) English
United Kingdom United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority English
United States United States Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division English
Venezuela Venezuela Pro-Competencia Spanish

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