Fair Trading media releases

October 2017

Final settlement reached in livestock price fixing case

24 October 2017

A settlement has been reached with Elders Rural Holdings Limited (Elders) in a price fixing case arising from the livestock industry’s response to the introduction of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 (NAIT Act). 

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Cash for CAB in Commission settlement with Tower

18 October 2017

The Citizens Advice Bureau will receive approximately $75,000 as part of a settlement agreed between the Commerce Commission and Tower Insurance (Tower).

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Don’t sell unsafe products urges Commerce Commission

13 October 2017

The Commerce Commission is urging importers, distributors and retailers to ensure that the products they sell comply with all relevant mandatory product safety standards and consumer information standards.

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Owner fined $151,875 for misrepresenting cladding as premium brand

5 October 2017

A former director and owner of the now-defunct Christchurch Lightweight Concrete Limited (Christchurch Lightweight) has been fined $151,875 for misrepresenting autoclaved aerated concrete cladding panels (AAC panels) as the Australian-made “Hebel” brand.

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