Federal Trade Commission

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US - consumer protection - competition authority.


The US Federal Trade Commission is established to:

  • Prevent business practices that are anticompetitive, or deceptive or unfair to consumers.
  • Enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process.
  • Accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.

Air Liquide gains FTC clearance

"Air Liquide's treasury team has scooped the award for European Treasury Team of the Year for its work on the financing to acquire Airgas.
The acquisition was successfully completed on 23 May 2016, following US Federal Trade Commission clearance."
The Treasurer magazine, February 2017 p32 - Deals of the Year.

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