FTC Announces Agenda for Nov 18 Commission Meeting

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that an open meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The open meeting will begin at 1pm ET and will be preceded by a time for members of the public to address the Commission.

The following items will be on the tentative agenda for the November 18 Commission meeting:

Business Before the Commission

Presentation on Criminal Referrals and Partnerships and Motion to Issue Commission Statement: Staff will report on the status of criminal referrals by the Bureaus of Competition and Consumer Protection that have resulted in criminal enforcement action by federal and state legal authorities. The Commission will vote on whether to issue a statement outlining the agency’s commitment to continuing to refer potential criminal violations and opportunities for strengthening this work.

6(b) Study on Supply Chain Disruptions: The Commission will vote on whether to issue Orders to large retailers and consumer goods suppliers to study the impact on competition of ongoing supply chain disruptions and gather information from other suppliers and retailers on this issue. The study will focus on why these disruptions occur, whether they are leading to specific bottlenecks, shortages, anticompetitive practices, or contributing to rising consumer prices.
At the start of the meeting, Chair Khan will offer brief remarks and will then invite members of the public to share feedback on the Commission’s work generally and bring relevant matters to the Commission’s attention.

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