This chapter gives an overview of cartel awareness, outreach and compliance efforts undertaken by competition agencies from around the world. It highlights some of the available tools and focuses on the experiences of a number of International Competition Network (ICN) members. This chapter is based on previous ICN Cartel Working Group work products and input from ICN Cartel Working Group members. Many of the issues outlined in this chapter were discussed during the 2010–2011 ICN Cartel Working Group call series on cartel awareness, outreach and compliance. Through this series of ‘roundtable’ discussions, ICN members and non-governmental advisors (NGAs) were able to share expertise and exchange practical ideas on effective anti-cartel enforcement. The roundtable series was complemented by a collection of examples of public messages and materials used by competition agencies from around the world in their respective cartel-related outreach efforts.1 This chapter is intended to be a reference for competition agencies that are seeking new methods of cartel awareness, outreach and compliance, and is not intended to be a comprehensive guide.
Chapter on Cartel Awareness, Outreach and Compliance