AAI President Diana Moss will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights on December 13, 2017. The subject of the hearing is "Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust: Outdated or a Harbor I’m a Sea of Doubt?" The hearing can be streamed live.
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing the imposition of “safeguard restrictions” on the import of Large Residential Washers (LRWs) under Section 201 of the Trade Act.
Today, AAI issued a commentary on the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) recent move to block the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. AAI applauds the government’s decision. It reflects sound enforcement of Section 7 of the Clayton Act in an area of merger control that has been of concern to many policymakers for years. The government has laid out a strong case for how the merger could potentially harm the competitive process and consumers. And contrary to some claims, the DOJ’s move to block the merger is supported by a long-standing record of enforcement on vertical mergers.
AAI offers a selection of useful resources on vertical merger enforcement that are helpful in evaluating proposed combinations and past enforcement. Items will be added over time.
On December 7th, Slade Bond will deliver the keynote remarks during the luncheon for the American Antitrust Institute's Airline Roundtable.