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International efforts

Globalization makes international collaboration in competition law enforcement increasingly important to address anti‑competitive conduct that crosses borders. As more business is conducted across global markets, the Competition Bureau’s work has an increasingly international dimension.

The Competition Bureau works frequently with its international counterparts to fulfill its mandate to effectively enforce the Competition Act and ensure that Canadian consumers and businesses prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.

International affairs directorate

The Bureau’s International Affairs Directorate supports enforcement cooperation by building relationships with other competition agencies. The Directorate negotiates cooperation instruments specific to competition and consumer protection with international counterparts, arranges meetings at the senior and working levels, organizes staff exchanges and technical assistance programs and facilitates case cooperation.

The Directorate also leads the Bureau’s participation in international organizations that promote convergence in competition law and policy, and supports the Government of Canada in the negotiation of competition provisions in Canada’s international trade agreements.

Contact information

International Affairs Directorate
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0C9

Fax: (819) 934-9293

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