Competition & Consumer Protection Authorities Worldwide

The following jurisdictions have antitrust or consumer protection laws. Follow the selected link to the consumer protection or competition agency’s web site.

Country Competition Agency Consumer Protection Agency
Albania Competition Authority Consumer Protection Commission
Algeria Competition Council  
Andean Community General Secretariat
Argentina National Commission for the Defense of Competition Undersecretary of Consumer Defense
Armenia State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition  
Australia Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Austria Federal Competition Authority (BWB) Federal Ministry for Social and Consumer Protection
Azerbaijan State Service for Antimonopoly Policy and Consumer Rights' Protection
Barbados Fair Trading Commission
Belarus The Antimonopoly Committee of the Republic of Belarus  
Belgium Belgian Competition Authority Privacy Protection Commission DG Enforcement and Mediation
Benin Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Employment Promotion; Management of Competition and Internal Trade  
Bosnia & Herzegovina Council of Competition Council for Protection of Consumers
Botswana Competition Authority Consumer Protection Unit, Department of Trade and Consumer Protection
Brazil Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Office of Consumer Protection and Defense, Ministry of Justice
Secretariat for Economic Law Enforcement (SDE)
Secretariat for Economic Monitoring (SEAE)
Bulgaria Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC)
  Commission for Trade and Consumer Protection
Burkina Faso National Commission of Competition and Consumption
Cameroon National Competition Commission  
Canada Competition Bureau Canada
Competition Tribunal
  Office of Consumer Affairs
  Consumer Measures Committee
Caribbean Community CARICOM Competition Commission  
Chile National Economic Prosecutor National Consumer Service (SERNAC)
Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition  
China State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)
Anti Monopoly Bureau, Ministry of Commerce  
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)  
Colombia Superintendence of Industry and Commerce
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Competition Commission  
Costa Rica Commission for the Promotion of Competition Consumer Protection Agency
Côte d’Ivoire Competition Commission  
Croatia Croatian Competition Agency Consumer Protection Department, Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition Commission for Personnel Data Protection
Czech Republic Office for the Protection of Competition Ministry of Industry and Trade
Denmark Danish Competition and Consumer Authority
  Danish Consumer Ombudsman
Dominican Republic Procompetencia Pro-Consumidor
Egypt Egyptian Competition Authority Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency
El Salvador Superintendence of Competition Defensoría del Consumidor
Estonia Competition Authority Consumer Protection Board
European Union Competition Directorate (DG-COMP) Health and Consumer Directorate (DG-SANCO)
European Free Trade Area EFTA Surveillance Authority  
Faroe Island Faroese Competition Authority  
Fiji Commerce Commission  
Finland Finnish Competition Authority Consumer Agency and Ombudsman
France Competition Authority  
Directorate-General of Competition, Consumption and the Repression of Fraud
Gambia Competition Commission Standards and Consumer Protection Board, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment
Georgia State Antimonopoly Service  
Germany Federal Cartel Office German Ministry for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture
Greece Hellenic Competition Commission General Secretariat of Consumer Affairs
Greenland Greenland Competition Authority  
Guyana Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC)
Honduras Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Competition Honduras Consumer Protection Agency
Hungary Hungarian Competition Authority Hungarian Authority for Consumer Protection
Iceland Competition Authority The Consumer Agency
India Competition Commission of India Department of Consumer Affairs
Indonesia Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) National Consumer Protection Agency (NCPA)
Ireland Competition Authority National Consumer Agency
Israel Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) Director of Consumer Protection
Italy Italian Antitrust Authority

Ministry for Economic Development, Directorate-General for Market Harmonization and Consumer Protection (DGAMTC)

Jamaica Fair Trading Commission
  Consumer Affairs Comission
Japan Japan Fair Trade Commission Cabinet Office, Quality-of-Life Policy Bureau
Jersey Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authority  
Jordan Competition Directorate at the Ministry of Industry and Trade  
Kazakhstan Agency for Competition Protection  
Kenya Competition Authority of Kenya  
Kosovo Kosovo Competition Commission  
Kyrgyz Republic State Commission for Antimonopoly Policy
Laos Ministry of Commerce  
Latvia Competition Council Consumer Rights Protection Centre
Liechtenstein Office of Economic Affairs (AVW)
Lithuania Competition Council State Consumer Rights Protection Authority
Luxembourg Competition Council
Competition Inspection  
Macedonia Commission for Protection of Competition  
Malawi Competition and Fair Trading Commission
Mali National Directorate for Commerce and Competition (DNCC)  
Malaysia Malaysia Competition Commission Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority
Mauritius Competition Commission of Mauritius Consumer Protection Unit, Ministry of Commerce and Consumer Protection
Mexico Federal Competition Commission Federal Consumer Protection Commission (Profeco)
Moldova National Agency for the Protection of Competition  
Mongolia Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection
Montenegro Administration for Protection of Competition  
Morocco Competition Council  
Namibia Competition Commission  
Netherlands Netherlands Competition Authority
New Zealand Commerce Commission
  Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Nicaragua Procompetencia  
Nigeria   Consumer Protection Council
Norway Norwegian Competition Authority Norwegian Consumer Ombudsman
Pakistan Competition Commission of Pakistan  
Panama Authority for Consumer Protection and Competition Defense
Papua New Guinea Independent Consumer and Competition Commission
Paraguay   National Integrated Consumer Protection System
Peru National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI)
Philippines Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection, Department of Trade and Industry
Poland Office of Competition and Consumer Protection
Portugal Competition Authority National Commission for Data Protection
Directorate-General for Consumers, Ministry of Economy and Innovation (DGC)
Romania Competition Council National Authority for Consumer Protection
Russia Federal Antimonopoly Service Federal Service on Customers' Rights
Saudi Arabia Council of Competition Protection Consumer Protection Association
Senegal National Competition Commission  
Serbia Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) Sector for Trade, Consumer Protection and Price Policy, Ministry of Trade and Services
Seychelles Seychelles Fair Trading Commission
Singapore Competition Commission  
Slovak Republic Antimonopoly Office Consumer Protection Department, Ministry of Economy
Slovenia Competition Protection Office  
South Africa Competition Commission National Consumer Commission
Competition Tribunal National Consumer Tribunal
South Korea Fair Trade Commission Korea Consumer Agency (KCA)
Spain National Competition Commission National Institute of Consumers
Sri Lanka Consumer Affairs Authority
Swaziland Swaziland Competition Commission  
Sweden Swedish Competition Authority Swedish Consumer Agency
Switzerland Competition Commission Federal Consumer Affairs Bureau
Syria Competition Commission  
Taiwan Fair Trade Commission Consumer Protection Committee, Executive Yuan
Tajikistan State Agency on Antimonopoly Policy and Support of Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Economics and Trade  
Tanzania Fair Competition Commission
Thailand Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC) Consumer Protection Board
Trinidad and Tobago Fair Trading Commission  
Tunisia Competition Council  
General Director of Competition and Domestic Trade
Turkey Turkish Competition Authority (Rekabet Kurumu)  
Ukraine Antimonopoly Committee
State Committee of Ukraine for Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy
United Kingdom Competition Commission  
Office of Fair Trading
United States Federal Trade Commission
Department of Justice  
Uruguay Commission for Promotion and Defense of Competition Consumer Defense Area, Directorate-General of Commerce, Ministry of Economy and Finance (ADECO)
Uzbekistan State Committee on Demonopolization and Development of Competition
Venezuela Superintendence for the Promotion and Protection of Free Competition
Institute for the Defense of People's Access to Goods and Services
Vietnam Vietnam Competition Authority
Vietnam Competition Council  
West African Economic and Monetary Union Department of Competition  
Zambia Zambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Zimbabwe Ministry of State Enterprises, Anti-Monopolies and Anti-Corruption  

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Last Modified: Friday, August 10, 2012