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Statutory Provisions

The antitrust laws are enforced by both the FTC's Bureau of Competition and the Antitrust Division. All criminal antitrust enforcement is handled by the Antitrust Division.

From the Antitrust Division Manual, Chapter II: Statutory Provisions and Guidelines of the Antitrust Division

Statutes Enforced by the Antitrust Division

Statutes Used in Criminal Antitrust Investigations and Prosecutions

Statutes Affecting the Competition Advocacy of the Antitrust Division

On the FTC website: FTC Guide to the Antitrust Laws

Guidelines and Policy Statements

Merger Enforcement

August 19, 2010

Horizontal Merger Guidelines

April 8, 1997

Archived: Horizontal Merger Guidelines

June 14, 1984

Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines

June 2001

Second Request Internal Appeal Procedure

Merger Review Process Initiative

Criminal Enforcement

April 9, 2018

Public Roundtable on Criminal Antitrust Compliance

September 28, 2005

Price Fixing, Bid Rigging, and Market Allocation Schemes: What They Are and What to Look For

Leniency Program

Disaster Recovery

Economic Recovery: Identify and report possible fraud and collusion associated with Recovery Act procurements

Other Guidelines and Policy Statements

August, 1996

Health care: Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care

April 6, 1995

Intellectual Property: Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property

April, 1995

International: Antitrust Enforcement Guidelines for International Operations

Business Reviews

Business Reviews

Business Review Letters

National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993

June 2004

Filing a Notification Under the NCRPA

NCRPA Update for 2004


Federal Coal Lease Forms

Updated September 6, 2018

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