Bilateral Cooperation in the field of Competition

Different mechanisms and practices have been used to prevent unlawful and anti-competitive behaviors. Bilateral co-operation has developed into an important tool by which competition authorities engage, among themselves, in a variety of enforcement and enforcement-related activities.  

Bilateral co-operation in the field of competition law may be formal - on the basis of a competition-specific bilateral co-operation agreement or memoranda of understanding or informal - without the conclusion of an agreement.

Cooperation can take place between States, between regional groupings/organizations and States, and between two regional organizations.

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Air transport agreement between the governments of the members States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Government of the People’s Republic of China
New Zealand
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Australia relating to air services
Several States
List of cooperation agreements with international competition and consumer agencies and governments.
European Union

Agreement on Air Transport between Canada and the European Community and its Member States
Examples of practices aimed at preventing anti-competitive behaviour and fostering compatible regulatory approaches
United States
Transatlantic Airline Alliances: Competitive Issues and Regulatory Approaches

Air Transport Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America
Several States
European Union Horizontal Agreements
Several States
Cooperation arrangements on competition issues
Several States
Department of Transportation’s website detailing the numerous air service agreements
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