Competition Advocacy Program

The GAI provides to foreign and domestic competition agencies recommendations on draft laws and guidelines. These recommendations are designed to facilitate the adoption of economically sound competition policy. To date, the GAI has submitted comments to Australia, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, the United States, and Vietnam. The comments concern draft proposals and on guidelines covering issues such as the comprehensive revisions to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, the economics of multisided platforms, conduct involving standard-essential patents, patent-assertion entities, reverse payment settlement agreements, and so called “product hopping.”

In January 2018, Tad Lipsky began serving as the Director of the Competition Advocacy Program. He also serves as the Director of the GAI Legal Practicum, which is an opportunity for six to eight Scalia Law students to work with the GAI team to identify comment opportunities and provide recommendations on draft laws and policies. Interested students should see Joshua Wright to apply.

Comment on the Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA): Convergence of Competition Code for the Media and Telecommunications Markets
May 15, 2019

Comment on the Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: Deception, Materiality, and the Economics of Consumer Protection
March 8, 2019

Comment on the Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: Consumer Privacy
February 19, 2019

Comment on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s Digital Platforms Inquiry, Preliminary Report
January 22, 2019

Comment on the U.S. FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, Privacy, Big Data, and Competition
November 5, 2018

Comment on the U.S. FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, Reverse-Payment Settlements
October 23, 2018

Comment on the U.S. FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy
October 23, 2018

Comment on the U.S. FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, Privacy, Big Data, and Competition
October 23, 2018

Comment on the U.S. FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, Platforms
October 15, 2018

Comment on the U.S. FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, Hearing on Concentration and Competitiveness in the U.S. Economy
September 13, 2018

Comment on the U.S. FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, Vertical Mergers
September 7, 2018

Comment on the U.S. FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law
September 6, 2018

Comment on the Federative Republic of Brazil, Before the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Draft Guidelines Concerning Antitrust Remedies
June 22, 2018

Comment on the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Public Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation, Third Roundtable on Anticompetitive Regulations
May 30, 2018

Comment on the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Public Roundtable Series on the Relationship Between Competition and Regulation, Second Roundtable – On Consent Decrees
April 25, 2018

Comment on the Japan Patent Office (JPO) Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents
April 9, 2018

Comment on the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Public Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation, First Roundtable on State Action, Statutory Exemptions and Implied Immunities
March 13, 2018

Comment on the Dominican Republic’s Resolution on Cartel Leniency
Spanish Translation
February 28, 2018

Comment on the Procompetencia’s Regulations for the Processing of Commitment Proposals by Economic Agents
Spanish Translation
February 28, 2018

 

For more information on past programs, please visit our Competition Advocacy Program Archives.