References in Text
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 87–664, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.
The International Antitrust Enforcement Assistance Act of 1994, referred to in subsec. (d), is Pub. L. 103–438, Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4597, which is classified principally to chapter 88 (§ 6201 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6201 of this title and Tables.
1994—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–438, § 3(e)(1)(A)(i), substituted “, any” for “or any” and inserted before semicolon at end “or, with respect to the International Antitrust Enforcement Assistance Act of 1994, any of the foreign antitrust laws”.
Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 103–438, § 3(e)(1)(A)(ii), added subsec. (k).
1980—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 96–349, § 2(a)(1), extended definition of “documentary material” to include any product of discovery.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 96–349, § 2(a)(2), substituted a semicolon for period at end.
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 96–349, § 2(a)(3), added subsec. (i).
Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 96–349, § 7(a)(1), added subsec. (j).
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–435, § 101(1), in par. (1) inserted “and” after semicolon preceding par. (2), struck out par. (2) which included the Federal Trade Commission Act in definition of antitrust law for purposes of this chapter, redesignated par. (3) as (2), struck out “(A)” before “any restraint”, and struck out subpar. (B) which related to any unfair trade practice in or affecting interstate or foreign trade or commerce.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–435, § 101(2), inserted “or in any activities in preparation for a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or similar transaction, which if consummated, may result in an antitrust violation;” after “engaged in any antitrust violation”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 94–435, § 101(3), included “any natural person” and “any person acting under color or authority of State law” in definition of “person”.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 94–435, § 101(4), substituted “the custodian” for “the antitrust document custodian”.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment
Pub. L. 94–435, title I, § 106, Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1390, provided that:
“The amendments to the Antitrust Civil Process Act
[see section 1 of Pub. L. 87–664
set out as a Short Title note under this section] and to section 1505 of title 18
, United States Code, made by this title [title I of Pub. L. 94–435
] shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [Sept. 30, 1976
], except section 3(i)(8) of the Antitrust Civil Process Act
[section 1312(i)(8) of this title
] (as amended by this Act) shall take effect on the later of (1) the date of enactment of this Act [Sept. 30, 1976
], or (2) October 1, 1976
. Any such amendment which provides for the production of documentary material,
answers to interrogatories, or oral testimony shall apply to any act or practice without regard to the date on which it occurred.”
Short Title of 1980 Amendment
Pub. L. 96–349, § 1, Sept. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 1154, provided:
“That this Act [amending sections 15
, and 1311
of this title, section 1905 of Title 18
, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, and section 1927 of Title 28
, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 15, 16, and 18 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Antitrust Procedural Improvements Act of 1980
Pub. L. 87–664, § 7, Sept. 19, 1962, 76 Stat. 552, provided that:
“Nothing contained in this Act [see Short Title note above] shall impair the authority of the Attorney General, the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division
of the Department of Justice
, or any antitrust investigator
to (a) lay before any grand jury impaneled before any district court of the United States any evidence concerning any alleged antitrust violation,
(b) invoke the power of any such court to compel the production of any evidence before any such grand jury, or (c) institute any proceeding for the enforcement of any order or process issued in execution of such power, or to punish disobedience of any such order of process by any person,
including a natural person.