The US FTC issues its second report on merger remedies

Expanding on the FTC's divestiture study in 1999, on 19 January 2017, the FTC issued its second report, The FTC’s Merger Remedies 2006-2012: A Report of the Bureau of Competition and Economics. Recognizing that the efficacy of its remedies is critical to its mission, the key finding is that "the agency’s process for maintaining competition when companies merge is generally effective." The study is important in that: • It shows the FTC’s willingness to evaluate its own performance with respect to merger remedies, a practice which antitrust enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions have followed; • It demonstrates the FTC’s overall effectiveness in obtaining merger remedies that restore competition in the affected market; and • It suggests areas in which the FTC may improve and a roadmap

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Brian F. Burke, Roxane C. Busey, The US FTC issues its second report on merger remedies, 1 January 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2017, Art. N° 84449

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