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September 13, 2017

FTC Issues Testimony to Congress on Occupational Licensing and Competition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued its testimony to Congress on occupational licensing and its effect on competition.  The FTC finds that licensing regimes and licensing restrictions often have anticompetitive effects that harm consumers.  The FTC has initiated a major program to scrutinize occupational licensing requirements imposed by states very closely for antitrust concerns.  To read the FTC complete testimony to Congress on occupational licensing and competition, use the first link below.  To read the FTC announcement and summary of its testimony to Congress on occupational licensing and competition, use the second link below.

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1253073/house_testimony_licensing_and_rbi_act_sept_2017_vote.pdf  (FTC testimony to Congress on occupational licensing and competition)

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2017/09/ftc-testifies-house-judiciary-subcommittee-about-competitive  (FTC announcement and summary of testimony to Congress on occupational licensing and competition)

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