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A competition regulator is a government agency, typically a statutory authority, sometimes called an economic regulator, which regulate 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 does vary substantially, with the United States generally regarded as having the most strict competition laws and enforcement.

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 (eg. 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

Flag Location Trade bloc ECA ICN OECD Website Language
South America Communidad Andina (Andean Community of Nations) [232815] Spanish
Europe European Fair Trade Association [232816] English
Europe European Surveillance Authority [232817] English
European Union European Commissionmarker - Directorate-General for Competition [232818] English


List of national regulators

Flag Country Name ECA ICN OECD Website Language
Albaniamarker Competition Authority of Albania [232819] English
Argentinamarker Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia [232820] Spanish
Cyprusmarker Commission for the Protection of Competition [232821] English
Australia Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and National Competition Council [232822] [232823] English
Austriamarker Wettbewerbsbehörde im BMwA [232824] English
Belgiummarker Raad voor de Mededinging/Conseil de la concurrence
Brazilmarker Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica [232825] Portuguese
Canadamarker Competition Bureau/Bureau de la concurrence [232826] English
Chilemarker Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia -National Economic Prosecutor's Office [232827] English
Chinamarker Ministry of Commerce [232828] English
Colombiamarker Superintendencia Industria y Comercio [232829] Spanish
Cyprusmarker Commission for the Protection of Competition [232830] English
Czech Republicmarker Office for the Protection of Competition [232831] English
Denmarkmarker Konkurrencestyrelsen [232832] English
El Salvadormarker Superintendencia de Competencia [232833] Spanish
Estoniamarker konkurentsiamet [232834] English
Finlandmarker Finnish Competition Authority (Kilpailuvirasto) [232835] English
Francemarker Conseil de la concurrence [232836] English
Germanymarker Bundeskartellamtmarker [232837] English
Flag Country Name ECA ICN OECD Ext Link Language
Greecemarker Hellenic Competition Commission [232838] English
Hungarymarker Office of Economic Competition (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal) [232839] English
Indiamarker Competition Commission of India [232840] English
Indonesiamarker Commission for Supervision of Business Competition, (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha), [232841] English
Irelandmarker The Competition Authority, (TCA), [232842] English
Icelandmarker Icelandic Competition Authority [232843] English
Israelmarker Israel Anti-trust Authority [232844] English
Italymarker Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) [232845] English
Japanmarker Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) [232846] English
Jerseymarker Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, (JCRA), [232847] English
Kenyamarker Monopolies and Prices Commission of Kenya [232848] English
Latviamarker Competition Council [232849] English
Liechtensteinmarker Office of National Economy (Amt für Volkswirtschaft) [232850] German
Lithuaniamarker Competition Council [232851] English
Luxembourgmarker Conseil de la concurrence - Inspection de la Concurrence [232852] French
Maltamarker
Mexicomarker Mexico Federal Competition Commission [232853] English
The Netherlandsmarker Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit [232854] English
New Zealandmarker Ministry of Commerce: Competition and Enterprise Branchand New Zealand Commerce Commission [232855] English
Norwaymarker Konkurransetilsynet [232856] English
Flag Country Name ECA ICN OECD Ext Link Language
Pakistanmarker Competition Commission of Pakistan [232857]
Perumarker Free Competition Commission [232858] Spanish
Polandmarker Office for Competition and Consumer Protection [232859] English
Portugalmarker Autoridade da Concorrência [232860] English
Russiamarker Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia [232861] English
Slovakiamarker Antimonopoly Office [232862] English
Sloveniamarker Competition Protection Office of the Republic of Slovenia [232863] English
South Africa Competition Commission of South Africa, South African Competition Tribunal [232864] [232865] English
South Koreamarker Fair Trade Commission [232866] English
Spainmarker Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia (TDC) [232867] Spanish
Swedenmarker Konkurrensverket [232868] English
Switzerlandmarker The Competition Council en Switzerland Swiss Competition Commission [232869] English
Taiwanmarker Fair Trade Commission [232870] English
Turkeymarker Rekabet Kurumu [232871] English
United Kingdommarker Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission [232872] [232873] English
United Statesmarker Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division [232874] [232875] English
Venezuelamarker Pro-Competencia [232876] Spanish


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