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Advising Policymakers

ITIF provides policy expertise to governments around the world, frequently testifying and filing public comments for official hearings, inquiries, and regulatory proceedings.

July 12, 2024

Comments Before the UK CMA Regarding Draft Guidance for the Digital Markets Competition Regime

In this challenging world, strong techno-economic cooperation between the United States and its closest allies is all the more critical, but can be undermined by the abuse of digital regulation that ultimately ends up placing undue burdens on American firms.

July 11, 2024

Comments to the Italian Competition Authority Regarding Draft DMA Enforcement Regulation

The Italian Competition Authority has a unique opportunity to shape a healthy enforcement landscape for the DMA within the EU.

June 26, 2024

Comments Before the European Commission Regarding How to Master Europe's Digital Infrastructure Needs

Europe has the potential to dramatically improve the productivity of it communications infrastructure and allow the market to better serve citizens’ needs.

June 24, 2024

Comments for the California Law Review Commission Study of Antitrust Law Regarding Innovation and Mergers

While ITIF applauds the Commission for its efforts to evaluate the adequacy of California’s competition laws and consider possible changes, this comment highlights concerns with both the Technology Platform and Mergers and Acquisitions Reports, specifically regarding their respective legal and economic findings from the standpoint of promoting innovation.

June 11, 2024

Comments to Kenya’s Competition Authority Regarding the Draft Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2024

Proposed changes to Kenya’s competition regime will hinder, not help its digital economy. Rather than impose substantial changes based on the false premise that digital markets require special treatment, Kenya should use existing enforcement tools to police its growing digital markets.

June 10, 2024

Comments to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission Regarding Supporting Content Through Base Contributions

There is no free lunch to be found by imposing base contributions on foreign online undertakings to fund the government’s preferred content. The Commission should reckon with the economic realities of its proposal rather than obscuring them behind anti-foreign rhetoric.

June 10, 2024

Comments Before the Turkish Competition Authority Regarding Act No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition

Ex-ante regulation is not only unnecessary in view of Turkey’s growing digital markets, but likely to chill the very innovation it seeks to promote. Through a number of per se bans for behavior that is very often pro-competitive, consumers will be harmed—a fact that is already happening in Europe with its own DMA.

May 15, 2024

Comments to the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs Regarding Digital Competition Law

Rather than allow India’s dynamic high-tech and startup ecosystem to continue to flourish, the Draft Digital Competition Bill follows the path of overbearing competition policy taken by the EU, which lacks any leading digital firms. India should instead privilege the U.S. model of markets and dynamism.

May 13, 2024

Comments to Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) Regarding Digital Markets and Competition

Regulation in the digital sector should only be necessary to remedy market failure that cannot be addressed by the current legal framework, which simply is not true.

May 9, 2024

Comments to the UK Competition and Markets Authority Regarding the Microsoft-Mistral AI Partnership

Given that the Microsoft-Mistral AI partnership does not create a relevant merger situation, does not harm competition, and has a pro-competitive impact on the market, the CMA should not intervene.

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