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Every two 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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Guidelines for international information requests

Published on 6 December 2013

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We recently released our guidelines for Overseas Requests for Compulsorily Acquired Information and Investigative Assistance. These guidelines explain how we deal with requests from recognised overseas regulators made under a cooperation agreement for this type of information. The information must be in relation to competition, fair trading or consumer credit law, or to the regulation of telecommunications.

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Commission Conference – Competition Matters

Published on 1 November 2013

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On October 17-18 we held our inaugural conference, Competition Matters, at Te Wharewaka on the Wellington waterfront.

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2012/13 Annual Report

Published on 1 November 2013

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Our 2012/13 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on October 24 by Commerce Minister Hon. Craig Foss.

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Inaugural conference, Competition Matters, sells out

Published on 11 October 2013

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Next week we will be hosting our first ever conference, Competition Matters, and all tickets have now sold out. However, we are taking names on a waiting list in case of last minute withdrawals.

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Early Bird registration for October’s conference closes soon

Published on 29 July 2013

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There are fewer than 80 seats left for the Commission’s first ever conference Competition Matters, and early bird prices are still available. We recommend all practitioners, organisations, businesses and consumers interested in joining the dialogue and meeting with other experts get in and register for the October event as soon as they can.

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Revised mergers and acquisitions, and authorisation guidelines

Published on 29 July 2013

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We’ve recently updated our Mergers and Acquisitions Guidelines and Authorisation Guidelines to reflect developments in case law, international experience, and the Commission’s plain English standard. Following a public consultation period in March this year, we released the revised guidelines last week.

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New guidelines for schools and parents on school uniforms and supplies

Published on 24 June 2013

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We’ve recently updated our school uniform procurement guidelines to reflect the changing times and make them more user-friendly for schools.

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What’s on at the Competition Matters conference in October 2013

Published on 24 June 2013

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In this edition of the Bulletin we’re focusing on one of the many experts coming to New Zealand for our Competition Matters conference, and highlighting one of our panel discussions.

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The 2013/14 year ahead

Published on 27 May 2013

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As we approach the start of a new business year, our Chairman Dr Mark Berry discusses what’s in store for the Commission.

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Changes and new leadership within Competition Branch

Published on 27 May 2013

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The Commerce Commission’s Competition Branch is responsible for enforcing the legislation that promotes competition in New Zealand markets and prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct by traders. This includes investigating breaches of the Commerce, Fair Trading and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Acts, as well as providing information and guidance to businesses and consumers about these Acts and how they apply.

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