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A competition regulator is a government agency, typically a statutory authority, sometimes called an economic regulator, which regulates and enforces competition laws, and may sometimes also enforce consumer protection laws. In addition to such agencies there is often another body responsible for formulating competition policy.
Many nations implement competition laws, and there is general agreement on acceptable standards of behavior. The degree to which countries enforce their competition policy varies substantially.
Competition regulators may also regulate certain aspects of mergers and acquisitions and business alliances and regulate or prohibit cartels and monopolies. Other government agencies may have responsibilities in relation to aspects of competition law which affect companies (e.g. the registrar of companies).
Regulators may form supranational or international alliances like the ECA (European Competition Authorities), the ICN (International Competition Network), and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
List of trade blocs and multinational regulators
Flag Trade bloc Regulating Organization ECA ICN OECD Website Language Communidad Andina (Andean Community of Nations)  Spanish European Economic Area: European Union European Commission – Directorate-General for Competition  English European Economic Area: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein (EFTA members) EFTA Surveillance Authority  English
List of national regulators
Flag Country Name ECA ICN OECD Website Language Albania Competition Authority of Albania  English Argentina Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia  Spanish Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition  English Australia Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and National Competition Council   English Austria Wettbewerbsbehörde im BMwA  English Belgium Raad voor de Mededinging/Conseil de la concurrence Brazil Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica  Portuguese Canada Competition Bureau/Bureau de la concurrence ,  English/French Chile Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia -National Economic Prosecutor's Office  Spanish China Ministry of Commerce  English Colombia Superintendency of Industry and Commerce  Spanish Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition  English Czech Republic Office for the Protection of Competition  English Denmark Konkurrencestyrelsen  English El Salvador Superintendencia de Competencia  Spanish Estonia konkurentsiamet  English Finland Finnish Competition Authority (Kilpailuvirasto)  English France Autorité de la concurrence  English Germany Bundeskartellamt  English Flag Country Name ECA ICN OECD Ext Link Language Greece Hellenic Competition Commission  English Hungary Office of Economic Competition (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal)  English India Competition Commission of India  English Indonesia Commission for Supervision of Business Competition, (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha),  English Ireland The Competition Authority, (TCA),  English Iceland Icelandic Competition Authority  English Israel Israel Anti-trust Authority  English Italy Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM)  English Japan Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)  English Jersey Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, (JCRA),  English Kenya Monopolies and Prices Commission of Kenya  English Latvia Competition Council  English Liechtenstein Office of National Economy (Amt für Volkswirtschaft)  German Lithuania Competition Council  English Luxembourg Conseil de la concurrence - Inspection de la Concurrence  French Malta Mexico Mexico Federal Competition Commission  English The Netherlands Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit  English New Zealand Ministry of Commerce: Competition and Enterprise Branch
and New Zealand Commerce Commission
 English Norway Konkurransetilsynet  English Flag Country Name ECA ICN OECD Ext Link Language Pakistan Competition Commission of Pakistan  Peru Free Competition Commission  Spanish Poland Office for Competition and Consumer Protection  English Portugal Autoridade da Concorrência  English Russia Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia  English Slovakia Antimonopoly Office  English Slovenia Competition Protection Office of the Republic of Slovenia  English South Africa Competition Commission of South Africa, South African Competition Tribunal   English South Korea Fair Trade Commission  English Spain Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia (TDC)  Spanish Sweden Konkurrensverket  English Switzerland The Competition Council en Switzerland Swiss Competition Commission  English Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (Republic of China)  English Turkey Rekabet Kurumu  English United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission   English United States Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division   English Venezuela Pro-Competencia  Spanish
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