The ICN (International Competition Network) is a network of international competition authorities which facilitates information exchange and sharing in order to promote more efficient protection of competition.The ICN provides competition authorities with a specialized yet informal venue for maintaining regular contacts and addressing practical competition concerns. This allows for a dynamic dialogue that serves to build consensus and convergence towards sound competition policy principles across the global antitrust community.
Members produce work products through their involvement in flexible project-oriented and results-based working groups (e.g. Advocacy, Agency Effectiveness, Cartels, Mergers, Unilateral Conduct).Working group members work together largely by Internet, telephone, teleseminars and webinars.
Annual conferences and workshops provide opportunities to discuss working group projects and their implications for enforcement. The ICN does not exercise any rule-making function. Where consensus is reached on recommendations, or "best practices", arising from the projects, individual competition authorities decide on their own whether and how to implement the recommendations.
More about the ICN at: http://www.internationalcompetitionnetwork.org/