The Canadian Competition Bureau has entered into an agreement with Air Canada and United Continental Holdings Inc for 14 major air routes between Canada and the United States. The Competition Bureau currently has instruments for cooperation on Canadian competition and consumer protection laws, with 16 foreign jurisdictions. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (Canada-Europe Trade Agreement) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. [3] [4] [5] It was applied on an interim basis[6] and thus eliminated 98% of the existing tariffs between the two parties. After the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) by the EU and Canada on October 30, 2016, it is worth considering what it says about competition law and competition policy and how it can affect these issues on both sides of the Atlantic. At first, it was not known whether or not EU Member States should ratify the agreement, given that the European Commission placed the treaty solely under the EU`s responsibility. [57] However, in July 2016, it was decided to characterize CETA as a „mixed agreement“ and therefore ratify it through national procedures. [58] Although CETA is intended to encourage investment in the EU and Canada, this does not come at the expense of the application of competition law. Indeed, CETA enshrines the principle that the application of competition law is necessary to protect the benefits of greater trade liberalization. At a time when the United Kingdom and the EU are assessing their future trade relations and Canada is exploring its options, also taking into account the threats to NAFTA posed by the United States, CETA could provide an attractive model for a uniform approach to promoting trade enhanced through strong enforcement of competition legislation. The second way to advance international convergence is to play a leadership role in multilateral for a such as the International Competition Network (ICN), the Competition and Consumer Policy Committees of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD) and the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN).

The Bureau is a founding member of the RIC, a network of more than 130 agencies worldwide. She sits in her steering group and also serves as the secretariat of the RIC. The office currently heads the Economist subgroup, which he founded with economists in the ICN Efficiency Working Group. Through the strategic development of the Economist sub-group, the Bureau seeks to promote a normative approach to economic analysis to determine anti-competitive damage, the basis of competition law. The third way to promote international competition by the Bureau is through international trade agreements. Trade liberalization and competition law share the objective of promoting efficient allocation of resources and creating strong incentives for innovation and productivity improvement in the economy. The Bureau supports competition policy considerations in Canada`s agreements to ensure that the benefits of trade liberalization are not offset by anti-competitive trade practices and to provide opportunities for Canadian participation in global markets. In addition to creating a framework for cooperation in enforcement, trade agreements can create conflicting competition and consumer protection laws, as shown in the latest chapter on competition in Canada`s Trade Agreement (CUSMA) on trade.

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