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The Commission is charged under Sections 3, 7 and 8 of this Act with preventing and eliminating unlawful tying contracts, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and interlocking directorates. This Act was amended by the Robinson-Patman Act, Pub. L. No. 74-692, 49 Stat. 1526, codified at 15 U.S.C. §§...
Under Section 103(d) of this Act, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce must provide the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission with an opportunity to review and make recommendations concerning the antitrust implications...
Section 102(a) of this Act, authorizing rail carrier rate agreements exempt from the antitrust laws, requires the Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Department of Justice, to file with the Surface Transportation Board within the Department of Transportation periodic reports that...
This Act, amending the FTC Act, provides the FTC with a number of tools to improve enforcement regarding consumer protection matters, particularly those with an international dimension, including increased cooperation with foreign law enforcement authorities through confidential information...
This Act, amending the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, specifies that a sanctioning organization may not receive any compensation from a boxing match unless it files its bylaws and a complete description of its ratings criteria, policies, and general sanctioning fee schedule with the FTC....
Under this Act, the Commission is required to: (a) issue regulations for energy efficiency labeling of a number of household appliances and plumbing fixtures, if specified conditions are met (Section 137, 42 U.S.C. § 6294); and (b) submit to Congress an annual market concentration analysis of the...
The Federal Trade Commission Act is the primary statute of the Commission.
Section 405 of the Act provides for the Commission and the Department of Justice to participate in developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on consultations among, and voluntary agreements established by, entities creating pandemic and biodefense drugs and vaccines under a limited...
This Act to reform health care provides for the FTC to participate in the Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality and the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council, both established under the Act.
This Act amends the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 to extend the same antitrust protections to standards development organizations (SDOs) while those organizations are engaged in standards development activity. The Act provides that the antitrust rule of reason applies to...
The Act imposes on contact lens prescribers and sellers several requirements intended to enhance prescription portability. Among other things, prescribers must release a contact lens prescription to a patient and may not tie the prescription release to the purchase of lenses from the prescriber....
Section 1102 provides that an applicant for an abbreviated new drug approval may forfeit certain exclusive marketing rights in specified circumstances, including an FTC or court determination that the applicant has entered into an anticompetitive agreement with certain other entities. Sections...
The Act authorizes the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department to enter into mutual assistance agreements with foreign antitrust authorities. Under such agreements, U.S. and foreign authorities may share, subject to certain restrictions, evidence of antitrust violations and provide...
Section 205 of the Act (42 U.S.C. § 17021) requires the Commission to issue rules for the labeling of biodiesel or biodiesel blend fuel sold at retail.
This Act establishes certain protections for any joint research, development, or production venture as to which a voluntary, prior written notification has been filed with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission. Specifically, in any antitrust suit brought under the Clayton Act...
Section 205(b) of this Act directs the Attorney General, in consultation with the Commission, to conduct antitrust reviews and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior respecting the expected competitive effects of proposed leases for the extraction of oil and gas from the Outer...
Section 404 of this Act (39 U.S.C. § 409), among other things, makes the United States Postal Service subject to FTC enforcement under the FTC Act with respect to unfair methods of competition.
Section 801 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act instructs the Secretary of Commerce to implement a cooperative program for crab fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, in which individuals receive processing quotas.
Under this Act, the Commission is responsible for receiving certain filings from export trade associations organized under the Act; investigating association operations that may adversely affect competition within the United States; making recommendations to associations for business readjustments...
This Act, amending the Clayton Act, requires companies to file premerger notifications with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department for certain acquisitions. The Act establishes waiting periods that must elapse before such acquisitions may be consummated...

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