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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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Enhancing consumer protection in a global economy

Published on 6 December 2013

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Competition and consumer agencies worldwide have long recognised the benefits of international cooperation in tackling cross-border offending. The Commerce Commission has been a member of an informal network, the International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN), for many years.

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Draft Competitor Collaboration Guidelines

Published on 11 October 2013

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We have just published draft guidelines on our approach to assessing collaboration between competitors.

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Keeping abreast of international developments in competition law and policy

Published on 27 August 2013

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In June 2013 Sue Begg, the Commission’s Deputy Chair, represented New Zealand at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee and working party meetings

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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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Update on the Commission's Christchurch rebuild initiative

Published on 24 June 2013

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Over the winter the Commission will be engaging with a range of Canterbury businesses involved in rebuild activities about how to stay clear of breaching the Commerce and Fair Trading Acts.

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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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Surveys show health professionals will benefit from competition and consumer law guidance

Published on 25 February 2013

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Recent surveys undertaken with a number of health professional groups, show professionals working in the health and disability sector will benefit from the guidance materials currently under development by the Commission.

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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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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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