Federal Trades Commission (FTC) at a Glance

The FTC is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. For one hundred years, the collegial and consensus-driven agency has championed the interests of American consumers. The FTC is dedicated to advancing consumer interests while encouraging innovation and competition in our dynamic economy.

The FTC develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences. They collaborate with law enforcement partners across the country and around the world to advance our crucial consumer protection and competition missions. And beyond our borders, they cooperate with international agencies and organizations to protect consumers in the global marketplace.