trade regulation

Clayton Antitrust Act

The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914, codified at 15 U.S.C. 12-27, outlaws the following conduct:

price discrimination;conditioning sales on exclusive dealing;mergers and acquisitions when they may substantially reduce competition;serving on the board...


In 15 U.S.C. §1127:

1) The exchanging, buying, or selling of things having economic value between two or more entities, for example goods, services, and money. Commerce is often done on a large scale, typically between individuals, businesses,...

Commerce Clause


The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian

Congress has...


Items which are illegal to trade, carry, produce, or otherwise have in one's possession.

Controlled Substance

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA drug that has been declared by federal or state law to be illegal for sale or use, but may be dispensed by prescription. The basis for control and regulation may be the danger of addiction, physical or...

Court of International Trade

A U.S. federal court that provides judicial review of civil actions arising out of import transactions and federal laws concerning international trade matters. Formerly called the U.S. Customs Court.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law...

Deemed Export License

In United States export control law, a "deemed export" refers to technology or related computer language (source code) that is exported. An item is considered "exported" when the technology or source code is transferred to a foreign national within...

Denied Persons List

The Denied Persons List is a list of people and companies whose export privileges have been denied by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). An American company or individual may not participate in an export transaction...

Export License

See Deemed Export License.