Oversight of Federal Trade Commission Law Enforcement: Fiscal Years 1982 and 1983 : Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, November 9, 1983
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984 - Antitrust law - 1076 pages
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action activities addition administration advertising agency agreement analysis antitrust Association attorneys authority BARNARD believe Bureau Chairman Commissioner Committee competition complaint concerning conduct Congress consent consumer protection continue costs Court Credit decision delay Department direct Director discounters discussed economic effect efforts enforcement evaluation example fact fair Federal Trade Commission filed final firms House industry initial interest intervention investigations involved issues June Justice law enforcement letter major manufacturers March matters meeting merger Miller mission operations practices prepared present price fixing problem proceedings proposed question reason recent recommendations record regarding regional offices regulation reports request requires resale price maintenance response restraints restrictions result retailers rule staff statement Subcommittee submitted testimony vertical violation
Page 188 - To make public from time to time such portions of the information obtained by it hereunder, except trade secrets and names of customers, as it shall deem expedient in the public interest ; and to make annual and special reports to the Congress and to submit therewith [38 Stat.
Page 412 - To gather and compile information concerning, and to investigate from time to time the organization, business, conduct, practices, and management of any corporation engaged in commerce, excepting banks arid common carriers subject to the Act to regulate commerce, and its relation to other corporations and to individuals, associations, and partnerships.
Page 743 - In the absence of any purpose to create or maintain a monopoly, the act does not restrict the long recognized right of trader or manufacturer engaged in an entirely private business, freely to exercise his own independent discretion as to parties with whom he will deal.
Page 740 - Vertical restrictions promote interbrand competition by allowing the manufacturer to achieve certain efficiencies in the distribution of his products. These 'redeeming virtues' are implicit in every decision sustaining vertical restrictions under the rule of reason.
Page 798 - HR 4570 before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 96th Cong., 1st Sess (1979); Railroad Deregulation Act of 1979: Hearings on S. 796 before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 96th Cong., 1st Sess., pts. 1, 3 (1979). Opinion of the Court 467 US a subsidy or offer to purchase the line." 49 USC § 10905(c).7 If the Commission finds within 15 days that the...
Page 743 - As to this, the complainant can fare no better with its plan of identical contracts than could the dealers themselves if they formed a combination and endeavored to establish the same restrictions, and thus to achieve the same result, by agreement with each other.
Page 740 - Because of market imperfections such as the so-called free rider effect, these services might not be provided by retailers in a purely competitive situation, despite the fact that each retailer's benefit would be greater if all provided the services than if none did.
Page 188 - To investigate, from time to time, trade conditions in and with foreign countries where associations, combinations, or practices of manufacturers, merchants, or traders, or other conditions, may affect the foreign trade of the United States, and to report to Congress thereon, with such recommendations as it deems advisable.
Page 519 - Sec. 2. Performance of functions of Secretary. The Secretary of the Interior may from time to time make such provisions as he shall deem appropriate authorizing the performance by any other officer, or by any agency or employee, of the Department of the Interior of any function of the Secretary, including any function transferred to the Secretary by the provisions of this reorganization plan.
Page 740 - For example, new manufacturers and manufacturers entering new markets can use the restrictions in order to induce competent and aggressive retailers to make the kind of investment of capital and labor that is often required in the distribution of products unknown to the consumer. Established manufacturers can use them to induce retailers to engage in promotional activities or to provide service and repair facilities necessary to the efficient marketing of their products.