AAI Testifies on DHL-UPS Alliance

Sep 16 2008
Testimony and Interventions

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today, outlining concerns related to the proposed strategic alliance between UPS and DHL. 

Samuel R.  Simon, a private attorney practicing in Philadelphia, spoke about the AAI's principal concerns of whether DHL will remain a viable and independent competitor if it replaces its current air linkage service with one of its two major rivals, UPS.  From AAI's perspective, the alliance will result in DHL's loss of independence as a competitor, and could possibly harm the company to the point that it is no longer a factor in a market - bringing the air express package delivery market from three to two competitors and removing healthy competition that benefits U.S. consumers and businesses.

Read Simon's written statement here.