The Global Coffee Platform is in conformity with anti-trust regulations.

Fulfilling antitrust requirements is a basic but crucial requirement for the Global Coffee Platform. The Baseline Common Code was developed bearing in mind antitrust-concerns and the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America has attested that the Global Coffee Platform is in line with antitrust requirements.

On 4 April 2007, the US Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission informed the law firm contracted by the Global Coffee Platform that at this point in time there were no concerns on anti-trust violation via the Global Coffee Platform and its concept in practice.

In its letter to the Global Coffee Platform, the Bureau of Competition states that it “has no present intention to recommend to the FTC that it challenges any stakeholder within its jurisdiction because of the stakeholders’ agreement to the principles and terms of the Code”.

For more information on the FTC’s role and procedures, please visit the Federal Trade Commission.