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International Competition Network (ICN)

International Competition Network (ICN)


The ICN is a network consisting of national and multinational competition agencies. It was established in October 2001, with the aim of facilitating procedural and substantive convergence. As of the end of April 2016, 133 competition agencies from 120 jurisdictions (ICN member organizations) participate in the network. In addition to competition agencies, it includes international organizations, academics and lawyers as NGA (Non-Governmental Advisors).

Please refer to the ICN website for the details about the activities of the ICN.

The JFTC's involvement

The JFTC has been involved in various activities of the Working Groups of the ICN, such as creating Recommended Practices and Reports. Moreover, the JFTC's staff attend the Annual Conferences and Workshops organized by each Working Group and contribute to the meetings as speakers and moderators.

In particular, the JFTC has been actively contributing to the ICN work as follows.

(1) 2010 Cartel Workshop, October 4-7, 2010 (Yokohama, Japan)

The ICN Cartel Working Group Subgroup 2 (SG2)annually organizes Cartel Workshop where anti-cartel enforcers from member jurisdictions discuss practical ideas on cartel enforcement. The JFTC hosted the Cartel Workshop in Yokohama from October 5 to 7, 2010. Please refer to the agenda / conference materials page for more details.

(2) The Advocacy and Implementation Network(AIN)

The JFTC has served as the Chair of AIN responsible for promoting and advocating the use of ICN work products since the 6th Annual Conference in 2007. As part of the activity of the AIN, the JFTC is managing the Advocacy and Implementation Support Program (AISUP) with the support of other members. The AISUP was established in August 2008 to support competition agencies, especially younger ones to improve their competition law and policy, by learning from ICN work products.

We welcome any inquiries from competition agencies about the AISUP (E-mail:icn_atmark_jftc.go.jp).
(Please replace “_atmark_” into “@”, when you send to this e-mail address.)

For Reference

(3) 7th Annual Conference, April 14-16, 2008 (Kyoto, Japan)

The JFTC hosted the 7th Annual Conference in Kyoto from April 14 to 16, 2008. About 500 people including top level officials and staffs from competition agencies around the world as well as NGAs participated in the conference.

Impressions of the conference

(4) Related Materials

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