- Competition and trade policy should be complementary. The benefits of international trade will be lost if markets do not operate in pro-competitive ways.
- Governments should not use competition policy as an industrial policy tool to achieve protectionist goals that circumvent commitments to trade and open markets.
- Antitrust enforcement should be transparent, fair, predictable, reasonably stable over time, and consistent across jurisdictions.
- All antitrust investigations and enforcement decisions should be based on sound economic analysis.
- Competition policy should protect legitimate property rights, including intangible property.
- Antitrust remedies should enhance consumer welfare and make sense in an interconnected world.
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