The official launch of the ICN occurred on October 25, 2001. The aim of the network is clear and simple: "All competition, all the time". The success of the ICN depends on the voluntary participation and contribution of all member competition authorities. The ICN encourages all national or multinational competition authorities entrusted with the enforcement of a competition law to join this important initiative.

To join the ICN, please mail, e-mail, or fax a letter to Mr. Chul Ho JI of the Korea Fair Trade Commission, who is responsible for member recruitment. In this letter, please indicate your desire to participate in the ICN and your endorsement of the Memorandum on the Establishment and Operation of the International Competition Network. The letter should be endorsed with the signature of the head of competition authority applying for the membership. For ease of reference, please see the enclosed Model Letter. The Member Registration Form should also be completed and enclosed with the accession letter.

Please see the attached background information for your review and consideration:

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Mr. Young-sun SHIN 
Chair, ICN Membership working group
Director General
Competition Policy Bureau
Korea Fair Trade Commission
Address : Dasom3-ro (Uhjin-dong) Sejong City, Republic of Korea
Post Code : 339-730
tel : + 82 44 200 4318
fax : + 82 44 200 4343

e-mail :;

It is our sincere hope that your agency will join colleagues from other national and multinational competition authorities to become a member of the ICN. Together, we can strengthen international antitrust enforcement through enhanced cooperation and convergence.

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