Competition and Consumer Laws (CCLs) in New Zealand aim to provide organisations with a fair and competitive operating environment. They do this by prohibiting anti-competitive conduct and setting out consumers' rights and responsibilities.
This course has been developed to give learners a better understanding of CCLs and how they relate to everyday business operations and dealings with customers, suppliers, competitors and other third parties.
• An overview of competition and consumer laws, including the:
o Commerce Act 1986;
o Fair Trading Act 1986;
o Consumer Guarantees Act 1993;
• The different forms of restrictive trade practices, including:
o Explicit price fixing;
o Market sharing;
o Collusive tendering or bid rigging;
o Output restrictions or controls;
o Resale price maintenance;
• Other conduct that affects competition;
• The importance of consumer protection;
• Prohibited unfair selling practices;
• Consequences of breaching CCLs;
• Dealing with the Commerce Commission.
At the completion of this course, learners should be able to:
• Understand the types of conduct prohibited under CCLs;
• Discuss how to prevent prohibited conduct under CCLs;
• Identify breaches of CCLs;
• Acknowledge the consequences of breaching CCLs;
• Explain how to deal with the Commerce Commission.