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

Above the FoldSep 10, 2021 - 9:00am
FTC building

Inside the FTC’s Ploy to Quash A BioTech Merger

In Franz Kafka’s The Trial, a man is prosecuted by a remote, inscrutable authority. With the nature of his offense unclear and the court’s jurisdiction ambiguous,  the entire process becomes bewildering and interminable.  As he navigates a labyrinth of bureaucratic traps, the proceedings themselves “gradually merge into th

Above the FoldAug 12, 2021 - 10:00am
FTC building

Why the FTC is Powerless When it Comes to Competition Rulemaking

In 1914, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was created when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act into law. Since its founding, the FTC has held a unique and multifaceted role in the U.S. administrative state and the economy.  

Issue BriefAug 09, 2021 - 12:30pm

Liability Provisions in the Competition & Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA)

This overview of CALERA examines the liability implications that arise from the bill’s provisions as well as the introduction on civil fines, while other Chamber overviews examine CALERA’s approach to merger review and exclusionary conduct.

Issue BriefAug 09, 2021 - 12:30pm

Merger-Related Provisions in the Competition & Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA)

This overview of CALERA examines the merger related provisions of the legislation, while other Chamber overviews examine CALERA’s approach to exclusionary conduct and the introduction of civil fines.

Issue BriefAug 09, 2021 - 11:45am

Exclusionary Conduct Provisions in the Competition & Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA)

This overview of CALERA examines the exclusionary conduct provisions, while other Chamber overviews examine CALERA’s approach to merger review and expansion of liability to include civil fines.

Letters to CongressJul 29, 2021 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust Legislation to the Senate Judiciary Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on several bills scheduled to be considered during a July 29 hearing.

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."

Letters to CongressJul 12, 2021 - 1:15pm

Coalition Letter on the FTC's Authority

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the Federal Trade Commission's statutory authority and H.R. 2668, the "Consumer Protection and Recovery Act."

Letters to CongressJul 01, 2021 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Antitrust Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 3849, H.R. 3816, H.R. 3825, and H.R. 3826. These bills are on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.