Welcome to the Bureau of Competition

Who We Are

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition champions the rights of American consumers by promoting and protecting free and vigorous competition. The Bureau:

  • reviews mergers and acquisitions, and challenges those that would likely lead to higher prices, fewer choices, or less innovation;
  • seeks out and challenges anticompetitive conduct in the marketplace, including monopolization and agreements between competitors;
  • promotes competition in industries where consumer impact is high, such as health care, real estate, oil & gas, technology, and consumer goods;
  • provides information, and holds conferences and workshops, for consumers, businesses, and policy makers on competition issues and market analysis.
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