Fair Trading media releases

May 2017

Commission’s alpaca case brings total fines to $1.5 million

23 May 2017

A company and two individuals have been fined a total of nearly $194,000 for claiming that duvets were "pure alpaca wool" or "100% cashmere", when they contained little or no such fibres.

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“Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese

19 May 2017

A health supplement company and its owner have been fined a total of $526,500 for breaching the Fair Trading Act by claiming bee pollen was New Zealand-made, when in fact it was produced and processed in China.

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Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing

11 May 2017

The Commerce Commission is today publishing an open letter to retailers, highlighting pricing practices which might breach the law, and offering guidance on how to avoid them.

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