Guidelines and Policy Statements

Merger Enforcement

See Merger Enforcement.

Criminal Enforcement

See Criminal Enforcement.


Antitrust Statutory Provisions

September 26, 2008

Antitrust Division Manual

September 26, 2005

Antitrust Enforcement and the Consumer

December 12, 2003

Issuance of Public Statements Upon Closing of Investigations


August 31, 1999

Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Agriculture

Alternative Dispute Resolution

November 12, 2020

Updated Guidance Regarding the Use of Arbitration and Case Selection Criteria

July 15, 1996

Guidance on the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques


April 10, 2014

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission: Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Information

Financial Markets

December 9, 2021

Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

June 22, 2020

Memorandum of Understanding with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Health Care

October 20, 2011

Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

August 1996

Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care

Human Resources

October 2016

DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals

Antitrust Red Flags for Employment Practices (actual size is 4X6 card, but can be printed on any size paper)

Intellectual Property

January 12, 2017

Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property

The following superseded Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property are provided for historical purposes:

The following rescinded statements are provided for historical purposes:

April 2007

Antitrust Enforcement and Intellectual Property Rights: Promoting Innovation and Competition

International Operations

January 13, 2017

Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation

The following superseded Antitrust Enforcement Guidelines for International Operations are provided for historical purposes:

Joint Ventures

April 2000

Antitrust Guidelines for Collaborations Among Competitors

Natural Disasters

September 14, 2021

Antitrust Guidance—Hurricane Ida

March 2020

Joint Antitrust Statement Regarding COVID-19

September 12, 2017

Antitrust Guidance—Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 27, 2005

Antitrust Guidance—Hurricanes Katrina and Rita


Updated June 16, 2022

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