The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division has a mission to promote and protect the competitiveness process — and the American economy — through the enforcement of antitrust laws. The antitrust laws apply to virtually all industries and to every level of business, including manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and marketing. They prohibit a variety of practices that restrain trade, such as price-fixing conspiracies, corporate mergers likely to reduce the competitive vigor of particular markets, and predatory acts designed to achieve or maintain monopoly power. The DOJ Antitrust Division is committed to ensuring that its essential efforts to preserve competition for the benefit of businesses and consumers do not impose unnecessary costs on American businesses and consumers. To view guidance and policy statements for the business community, click here.
How to File a Complaint with DOJ
If you have information about a possible antitrust violation or potential anticompetitive activity, please contact the agency by e-mail, regular mail, or phone. DOJ recommends that you use the following questions as a guideline when describing your complaint:
- What are the names of companies, individuals, or organizations that are involved?
- How do you believe they have violated the antitrust laws?
- Can you give examples of the conduct that you believe violates the antitrust laws? If so, please provide as much detail as possible.
- What is the product or service affected by this conduct? Where is the product manufactured or sold, or where is the service provided?
- Who are the major competitors that sell the product or provide the service?
- What is your role in the situation in question?
- Whos is harmed by the alleged violations? How are they harmed?
Mail: Citizen Complaint Center, Antitrust Division, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 3322, Washington, DC 20530
Telephone: 888-647-3258 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) or 202-307-2040