Extraterritorial application of the United States antitrust laws often has been a sticking point between the United States and its foreign trading partners. Tensions have arisen between the United States and other nations in this area as a result of differing competition policies, regulatory regimes, legal systems and forms of business enterprise. The importance of this subject area, and the global irritations it has generated for many years, suggest the development of a uniform approach by either the United States Congress or via the United States Supreme Court. This Article reviews the case law in this subject area, and discusses some of the efforts in other forums to clarify the current confusion.
A. Paul Victor and John G. Chou,
United States Antitrust Jurisdictions Over Overseas Disputes After Title IV of the 1982 Export Trading Company Act and Timberlane,
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