The FTC's competition mission is to enforce the rules of the competitive marketplace- the antitrust laws. These laws promote vigorous competition and protect consumers from anticompetitive mergers and business practices. The FTC's Bureau of Competition, working in tandem with the Bureau of Economics, enforces the antitrust laws for the benefit of consumers. The Bureau of Competition reviews proposed mergers and acquisitions and other business practices for possible anticompetitive effects, and, when appropriate, recommends that the Commission take enforcement action to protect consumers.
For additional information about the work of the Bureau, or to report a suspected antitrust violation, contact us. To learn more about how the Bureau is organized and who to contact with a competition question, consult the Bureau of Competition User's Guide. The Bureau has developed a variety of resources to help explain its work and to provide guidance to individuals and businesses with questions about the antitrust laws. These resources can be found under Guidance.