The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announces revised dollar-amount thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently announced revised dollar-amount thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. §18a) (HSR Act [1]). Due to an annual adjustment mechanism mandated by the major HSR amendments passed by the U.S. Congress in 2000 which significantly increased the HSR thresholds, Section 7A(a)(2) of the Clayton Act requires the FTC to revise the jurisdictional thresholds annually, based upon the changes in Gross National Product. The FTC published the updated thresholds for HSR pre-merger notifications in the Federal Register on January 13, 2009 and the new thresholds came into force on February 13, 2009 [2] . Consequently, any transaction completed and any HSR pre-merger notifications

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Alexandre Palka, The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announces revised dollar-amount thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act), 6 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 25115

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