Features

Every 2 months the Commerce Commission publishes feature articles in the newsletter Bulletin – News direct from the Commerce Commission.

The Bulletin covers a mix of regulation and competition issues. Articles inform about the Commission's thinking, feature case studies and general Commission news. The newsletter also contains updates on consultations, highlight new resources on our website and international news.

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Launch of new Enforcement Response Guidelines

Published on 23 November 2012

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The Commission is committed to increasing transparency about its work, and understanding of its decision-making processes. The publication of our new Enforcement Response Guidelines today is a further step in that direction.

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Spotlight on the Christchurch rebuild

Published on 19 October 2012

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With billions of dollars at stake in the Christchurch rebuild, the Commerce Commission is turning its attention to assisting those involved in the reconstruction to understand and avoid being part of anti-competitive activities such as collusion, bid rigging or price fixing.

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Introducing Elisabeth Welson – our newest Commissioner

Published on 19 October 2012

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The Commerce Commission has welcomed a new Associate Commissioner into its ranks.

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Our achievements in 2011/12

Published on 19 October 2012

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Our Annual Report will shortly be tabled in Parliament. 2011/12 was another successful year for us in which we made real progress towards achieving our goals of more competitive markets, better informed consumers, and better targeted and more effective regulation.

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Our submission on proposed changes to the Commerce Act

Published on 21 September 2012

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The Commission has recently given its views on proposed changes to the Commerce Act. The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill proposes significant changes to the price fixing prohibition and other amendments to the Commerce Act on a range of issues, from jurisdiction to merger enforcement.

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Measuring our impact

Published on 21 September 2012

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How does an agency such as the Commerce Commission show that it is achieving what it is supposed to? During a recent visit to New Zealand, leading competition law academic and former head of the US Federal Trade Commission, Professor William Kovacic tackled this question.

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Educating health professionals on competition and consumer laws

Published on 21 September 2012

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The Commerce Commission has a new initiative aimed at lifting understanding of how competition and consumer laws are applied in the health and disability sector. It’s part of our growing focus on using advocacy as a means of raising levels of awareness of the benefits of competition and through this, raising levels of compliance with competition and consumer laws.

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Consumer Law Reform – It’s Working

Published on 10 April 2014

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The Fair Trading Amendment Act (FTAA) has only been law for four months, and many of the changes are still to come into effect, but the biggest consumer law reform in decades is already bearing fruit.

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Commission launches animated campaign on consumer issues

Published on 24 March 2016

In a first for the Commission, we are excited to have launched an original animated series this month to raise awareness on consumer rights.

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