Antitrust Pricing

The Sherman Act; the Robinson-Patman Act; the Clayton Act            Antitrust laws attempt to prevent competitors agreeing on any matter that is in contravention of the capitalist position that each manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor should exercise independent business judgment in pricing products and choosing the markets in which it will compete. Agreements intended to affect pricing (whether it raises, lowers, or stabilizes) will always violate the antitrust laws, regardless of intention or impact. The laws prevent parties from sharing pricing information.