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

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Welcome from Brent Alderton – Year in review – December 2015

Published on 14 December 2015

With only eight working days until Christmas, we reflect on 2015 at the Commission. It has been another busy year with many achievements across all areas of our business – competition, consumer, credit, product safety and regulation.

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Investigation guidelines to be released this week

Published on 14 December 2015

Later this week we will release our Competition and Consumer Investigation Guidelines, covering a wide range of topics designed to help consumers, traders and lawyers their advisors understand what they can expect to happen during a Commission investigation.

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Dairy Competition Review enters final stage

Published on 14 December 2015

Last month we issued our draft report on the state of competition in New Zealand’s dairy industry for consultation. We began this review in June this year at the request of the Minister for Primary Industries, as required under the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA).

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Commission’s credit law focus shifts to enforcement

Published on 14 December 2015

The Commission welcomed the new consumer credit laws which came into force in June this year with an emphasis on responsible lending.

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Commission utilises raft of new legal powers

Published on 14 December 2015

It’s been another busy year for the Commerce Commission Legal team with a number of important new enforcement tools put to use. The consumer credit law reform came into effect in June to better protect New Zealanders when borrowing money or buying goods on credit.

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