A National Information Standard, made under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), about ‘free range’ eggs came into effect on 26 April 2018. The ACCC has produced this guide to help egg producers of all sizes understand their fair trading rights and obligations when promoting or selling eggs as ‘free range’.
Important reforms to section 46 of the Act took effect on 6 November 2017. Under these reforms a firm with a substantial degree of market power is prohibited from engaging in conduct that has the purpose, effect or likely effect of substantially lessening competition in a market.
These interim guidelines sets out how the ACCC proposes to interpret s. 46 and describes the general approach we will take in investigating alleged contraventions of the provision.
On 6 November 2017 important reforms to the Act took effect which prohibit parties from engaging in a concerted practice that has the purpose, effect, or likely effect of substantially lessening competition.