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Cooperation with international organisations

The ACCC benefits from cooperating with international competition and consumer protection agencies.

We also contribute extensively to the work of the key international organisations and networks to address existing and emerging competition and consumer protection challenges, and to promote our priorities.

These international organisations include the:

  • International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN)
  • International Competition Network (ICN)
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

This collaboration provides us with valuable information and insight into regulatory practices and emerging issues overseas.

Competition and consumer protection in ASEAN

A key strategic priority for the ACCC is developing stronger and closer cooperative relationships in Asia.

Through the Competition Law Implementation Program (CLIP), the ACCC delivers assistance to ASEAN member states to effectively introduce and implement national competition laws and policies. For more information about CLIP's activities, see Competition Law Implementation Program (CLIP).

The ACCC also cooperates with ASEAN member states on technical cooperation for consumer protection issues.

International forums and groups

The ACCC participates in a number of international forums and groups, which allows us to develop and promote effective competition, and to advocate for strong regulatory and consumer protection regimes around the globe.

For more information, see International forums and groups.

Treaties and agreements

The ACCC is party to a number of cooperation agreements with international competition and consumer agencies and governments, including free trade agreements (FTAs), treaties and memorandums of understanding (MoUs).

For more information, see Treaties and agreements.

Useful documents and templates

The ACCC immunity and cooperation policy for cartel conduct sets out our approach to applications for immunity. These application are from proceedings started or authorised by the ACCC or the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) for cartel conduct.

The policy describes how cooperation provided to the ACCC by cartel participants will be recognised.

To assist the Cartel Working Group in its efforts to promote access to information about ICN members’ anti-cartel enforcement regimes, the ACCC has completed a template. It's designed to highlight important features of members’ anti-cartel systems.

See ICN anti-cartel enforcement template.

The ICN Framework on Competition Agency Procedures (CAP) is a non-binding set of principles to codify minimum standards for procedural fairness in participating agencies’ competition investigations. Members of the CAP have to publish a completed template that outlines how competition enforcement in the jurisdiction adheres to these principles.

See ICN framework on competition agency procedures template.

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International forums and groups

Speaking invitations


Treaties and agreements

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