In recent years, there have been dramatic increases in both international commerce and international anticompetitive activity. The number of transnational corporate mergers has been rising steadily, and the Department of Justice currently has some two dozen grand jury investigations involving international cartels. With one quarter of the American gross domestic product now tied to international trade, the need to organize an international alliance against such cartels is greater than ever. Hence, this Committee.
ICPAC will provide advice and information to the Attorney General and Assistant
Attorney General on international antitrust issues, such as transnational cartels,
multi-jurisdictional merger reviews, and international anticompetitive business practices.
Co-chaired by a former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and a former chairwoman of
the US International Trade Commission, it is comprised of a distinguished panel of
business, industrial relations, academic, economic, and legal experts. Links to the
Committee's documents are provided below.