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The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has approved amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules and to the instructions for filling out the Antitrust Act Notification and Report Form (known also as the HSR Form).

Companies use the HSR Form to report a proposed merger, acquisition, or similar transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. The FTC will amend the HSR Rules and the HSR Form’s filing instructions to incorporate the new 10-digit North American Product Classification System, or NAPCS, codes introduced by the Census Bureau, and the updated 6-digit North American Industry Classification System, or NAICS, codes. Beginning three months from the date the notice below is published in the Federal Register, filers submitting data on non-manufacturing revenue will be required to use 6-digit NAICS codes. Filers submitting data on manufacturing revenue will be required to use new 10-digit NAPCS codes.

A notice in the Federal Register provides more information.

The Commission vote to approve the amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules was 5-0. (FTC File No P859910; the staff contact is Robert L. Jones, 202-326-2740.)

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Betsy Lordan
Office of Public Affairs