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Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds and Filing Fees Increased, Plus Other Changes, Effective February 1, 2001

December 01, 2000

By Bruce Ryan and David Burns

On December 21, 2000 the President signed into law several significant amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, which requires premerger notification reporting of covered transactions to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. The changes will become effective on February 1, 2001, and were contained within the appropriations Act for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State that was recently passed by Congress.