The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) possesses substantial power to regulate domestic and international commerce. International law and state sovereignty principles, however, can often prevent the FTC from exercising its domestic jurisdiction. Among the topics explored in this comment are the genesis of the FTC, a significant criticism of the topics of the FTC. the theoretical extent of the international jurisdiction of the FTC, and the international law limitations which affect the FTC's conduct.
Jesse R. Ruhl, The International Law Limits to the FTC's International Activity: Does the Law of Nations Keep the FTC at Home?, 7 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 319 (1989).