This newsletter includes links to recent media releases, cases and legislation relating to competition and consumer law.
The proposed legislation seeks to reform the designation and regulation of country of origin food labelling in Australia.
This alert includes recent cases of consumer guarantees and misleading and deceptive conduct claims by the ACCC.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Recent comments suggest Australia's consumer protection laws are being exploited by "corporate giants".
The principles in this case are relevant to other industries when making discount offers in complex pricing environments.
Singh & Associates
India has been a consumption-driven economy for the last many decades and as per the Ministry of External affairs, Government of India, the Consumer spending in the country is expected to increase about 2.5 times by 2025.
Nishith Desai Associates
The global automobile market is bullish like never before. With annual global auto sales hitting more than 80 million vehicles for the first time ever1, the stage seems to be set for a bull run in the auto market over the coming years
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
The term Unfair Trade Practice broadly refers to any fraudulent, deceptive or dishonest trade practice.
A person must not include, enforce, apply, or rely on an unfair contract term in a standard form consumer contract.
What constitutes unsubstantiated representation?
The Minister hopes that the Code will achieve the right balance between consumer protection and industry flexibility.
A draft Responsible Lending Code has been released for comment, by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
A new section prohibiting businesses from making unsubstantiated representation is one of the key amendments to the FTA.
It is misleading and deceptive conduct if traders hide information in fine print or where consumers need to hunt for it.
Suppliers cannot rely on the fine print to correct, limit or qualify headline claims in warranties or advertisements.
The Commerce Commission released draft guidelines of its proposed approach to new provisions on unfair contract terms.
Draft guidelines have been released with regard to unfair contract terms provisions for consumer goods and services.
The changes are intended to provide stronger consumer protection.
Companies that don't comply with the new consumer law reform changes risk increased fines and penalties for any breach.