DOJ Pushes Countries To Give Cartel Policies More Bite

Law360, New York (June 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rejecting the idea that criminal enforcement cannot be used by young antitrust agencies as a tactic to crack down on cartels, the U.S. Department of Justice’s assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division called on the nations of the world to do more than simply label cartels as harmful.

“I have heard the view that anti-cartel enforcement is too difficult for agencies that are relatively new to antitrust enforcement and that such agencies should concentrate only on civil enforcement until they develop experience,” said Thomas O....
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