Topic: Legislation and guidance

Biden admin to end monopoly over organ donations

The US Department of Health and Human Services has revealed plans to disrupt its current organ transplant system by having multiple organisations compete for government contracts for the first time.

23 March 2023

ACCC warns region will experience gas shortfall unless competition is boosted

Improving access to storage facilities and transport pipelines will improve competition in Australia’s east coast gas market and prevent the region from experiencing a shortfall by 2027, a commissioner at the country’s competition watchdog has said.

21 March 2023

Digital platforms must ensure DMA compliance protects Korean consumers, says KFTC boss

Large technology companies must ensure they do not discriminate against Korean consumers when implementing measures to comply with the EU’s Digital Market Act, the chair of the country’s antitrust watchdog has said.

21 March 2023

Jordan approves new competition regime but questions remain

Jordan’s parliament has approved the enactment of a new competition law that will expand abuse of dominance rules and increase fines for cartel conduct but a former government minister has claimed the legislation is “deformed and paralysed”.

17 March 2023

Canadian enforcer proposes additional Competition Act amendments

Canada’s Competition Bureau has called for several dozen amendments to the country’s antitrust law, as it looks to beef up its enforcement powers following a string of recent court losses.

16 March 2023

Buck: Democratic leadership tanked tech bills

Legislation designed to rein in the world’s largest technology companies will once again stall in Congress despite having enough votes to pass each chamber, Representative Ken Buck has said.

03 March 2023

Enforcers must push for legislative change, Coscelli says

Antitrust agencies “need to be brave” in calling for change when they see enforcement gaps and outcomes that are “not right”, the former head of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

02 March 2023

House highly unlikely to pass self-preferencing bill, Senate counsel says

Legislation intended to prevent the largest US technology companies from preferencing their own products and services over rivals’ has no apparent path through the House of Representatives, counsel to Senator Mike Lee has said.

28 February 2023

Feinstein: new guidelines should explain cluster markets

The US antitrust agencies would benefit from clarifying how they define antitrust markets involving multiple products or services in their updated merger guidelines, a former Bureau of Competition director at the Federal Trade Commission has said.

27 February 2023

Bill to create first state-level CFIUS body fails in South Dakota

South Dakota’s Senate has rejected a bill that would have created the country's first state-level foreign investment review body with the power to scrutinise transactions based on national security concerns.

22 February 2023

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