The Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division announced on September 16 that the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have entered into a new antitrust cooperation agreement with Colombia’s Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, stating that the “agreement will enable the antitrust agencies in the two countries to further enhance their law enforcement relationship.” According to DOJ Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, cooperation between the United States and Colombia is “critical to maintaining competitive markets in the Americas, particularly for economies as linked as ours.”  The agreement contains provisions for enforcement cooperation and coordination, conflict avoidance and consultations for enforcement actions, and technical cooperation.  It also contains a provision to maintain the confidentiality of any sensitive information. The agreement, effective September 16, 2014, is similar to those previously entered into with other countries such...

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