Antitrust Council

The Antitrust Council focuses on domestic antitrust policy.

The Antitrust Council focuses on domestic antitrust policy.

An effective and balanced system of antitrust laws and regulations is critical to ensuring the efficient operation of our free market system, which depends on a sound understanding of business realities in a global economy and a strong commitment to eliminating unproductive, anticompetitive policies. 

Recent Activity

CommentJul 23, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on EU Merger Regulation

This letter was sent to the Director-General for Competition at the European Commission to express the Chamber's serious concerns in relation to the European Commission Guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation.

Letters to CongressJul 19, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 2668, "Consumer Protection and Recovery Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 2668, the "Consumer Protection and Recovery Act."

Above the FoldFeb 23, 2021 - 12:30pm
U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

The Dirty Little Secret About Litigated Mergers

Legislators and economists are actively debating the government’s role in reviewing mergers. Here is what you need to know.

Press ReleaseFeb 05, 2021 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Calls for More Resources for Antitrust Agencies

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement in response to Sen. Klobuchar’s introduction of antitrust legislation: "We look forward to engaging with Sen. Klobuchar on her proposed changes to antitrust laws. The antitrust laws have served American consumers and its economy well. Changing the legal standards for merger review, deciding who a company can do  business with, relying on fines over remedies to restore competition, and expanding private litigation will not make America’s economy more vibrant and will have far-reaching implications impacting virtually every sector of our economy. "We urge Congress to be especially mindful of the impact of changes in our antitrust laws and to focus on ensuring federal antitrust agencies have the resources to do their job consistent with the law."

Above the FoldJan 25, 2021 - 10:45am
Judge's gavel and law books

Unlocking Antitrust: Evaluating Vertical Mergers

The run-down on vertical mergers under current antitrust law.

Above the FoldJan 22, 2021 - 10:00am
East View of the U.S. Capitol Building

Unlocking Antitrust: Evaluating Horizontal Mergers

Our SVP of International Regulatory Affairs Sean Heather breaks down everything you need to know about antitrust and horizontal mergers.

Above the FoldDec 14, 2020 - 12:15pm
antitrust law

Unlocking Antitrust: Acquisitions of Nascent Firms

Radical changes to antitrust laws are not the answer.

Above the FoldDec 08, 2020 - 11:45am
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Unlocking Antitrust: 3 Reasons Why Simplicity is Antitrust’s Greatest Strength

Here are three reasons why the simplicity of existing antitrust laws are also the laws' greatest strength.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2020 - 11:15am
Antitrust & Market Competition

Quick Take: Antitrust Laws (Not Just Big Tech) Under Attack

Breaking down all things antitrust laws: their place in the election narrative, why they matter, how they impact the market, and more.

Above the FoldMay 27, 2020 - 4:00pm
Sabre-Farelogix antitrust case

What the Sabre-Farelogix Case Tells Us About the Future Of Antitrust Law

Various antitrust jurisdictions across the globe are considering big changes to their antitrust laws that could stray from sound economics.