March 26, 2020 - Antitrust, COVID-19, United States

Federal Antitrust Agencies Encourage Appropriate Competitor Collaboration to Address the COVID-19 Crisis

The U.S. antitrust agencies – the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – have recognized a need for “unprecedented cooperation between federal, state, and local governments and among private businesses to protect Americans’ health and safety” during the COVID-19 crisis. To facilitate this necessary cooperation and clear the antitrust path for collaborative efforts among private businesses, including competitors, the agencies announced three joint steps.

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