The Authority considers both international as well as national cooperation highly important. The Authority routinely participates in the work of different field-based working groups, networks and organisations.
Competition agencies and sector regulators in various countries share knowledge and experience in the form of bilateral cooperation, but most of the international cooperation is achieved via respective cooperation networks and organisations.
European Competition Network (ECN)
The European Commission´s Directorate General for Competition and the national competition authorities in all EU Member States cooperate with each other through the ECN. As all the members of the network apply the European competition rules, it is necessary for the competition authorities to pool their experiences and share best practices in order to ensure the effective and consistent application of these rules.
European Competition Authorities (ECA)
is a forum of discussion for the competition authorities in the EU Member States, European Commission and the EFTA States to discuss competition related problems and share experiences.
OECD Competition Committee
is a committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, focusing on competition issues in the area that includes all 35 members of the organisation.
International Competition Network (ICN)
is a global network with members from every region in the world ranging from small agencies to large ones with different resources and capabilities. The network is an informal venue and it is mostly addressed to maintain contacts and create convergence towards sound competition policy principles and application thereof.
The Estonian Competition Authority has very good relations and cooperation with colleagues from neighbouring countries. Often the undertakings are active in many neighbouring countries and authorities are facing similar challenges. Annual meetings take place with Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish colleagues for discussing competition as well as regulatory issues.
In 2009, the Competition Authority signed a cooperation agreement with the Russian competition authority. The Authority participates in seminars and conferences organized by the Russian Competition Authority when the topics to be discussed are mutually significant.
On 07.05.2014, the Competition Authority entered into a cooperation agreement with the Moldovan Competition Council. The purpose of the cooperation agreement is to promote cooperation and exchange know-how. The agreement includes mutual participation in seminars and conferences.
On 17 November 2017, the Competition Authority and the Georgian Competition Authority signed a cooperation agreement aimed at promoting cooperation and exchanging experience and know-how.