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Schedule 8—Resale price maintenance

Schedule 8 Resale price maintenance

   

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

1  Section 48

Before “A corporation”, insert “(1)”.

2  At the end of section 48

Add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a corporation or other person engaging in conduct that constitutes the practice of resale price maintenance if:

                     (a)  the corporation or other person has given the Commission a notice under subsection 93(1) describing the conduct; and

                     (b)  the notice is in force under section 93.

3  Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part VII (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision A Exclusive dealing and resale price maintenance

4  Section 93 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

93   Notification of exclusive dealing or resale price maintenance

5  Subsection 93(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2):

                     (a)  a corporation that engages, or proposes to engage, in conduct of a kind referred to in subsection 47(2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) or (9); or

                     (b)  a corporation or other person who engages, or proposes to engage, in conduct of a kind referred to in section 48;

may give to the Commission a notice setting out particulars of the conduct or proposed conduct.

6  Subsection 93(2)

Omit “may not give a notice”, substitute “or other person may not give a notice under subsection (1)”.

7  Paragraph 93(2)(a)

After “corporation”, insert “or other person”.

8  Paragraph 93(3A)(a)

After “corporation”, insert “or other person”.

9  Paragraph 93(3A)(a)

Omit “section 44ZZW, subsection 47(6) or (7) or paragraph 47(8)(c) or (9)(d)”, substitute “section 48”.

10  Subsection 93(3A)

After “the corporation”, insert “or other person”.

11  Subsections 93(5) and (6)

After “corporation” (wherever occurring), insert “or other person”.

12  Subsection 93(7)

After “subsection (1)”, insert “describing conduct or proposed conduct referred to in subsection 47(2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) or (9)”.

13  Subsection 93(7A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (7A)  A notice under subsection (1) describing conduct or proposed conduct referred to in section 48 comes into force:

                     (a)  at the end of the period of 60 days, or such other period as is prescribed by the regulations, starting on the day when the corporation or other person gave the Commission the notice; or

                     (b)  if the Commission gives notice to the corporation or other person under subsection 93A(2) during that period—when the Commission decides not to give the corporation or other person a notice under subsection (3A) of this section.

14  Subsection 93(7B)

Omit “section 44ZZW, subsection 47(6) or (7) or paragraph 47(8)(c) or (9)(d)”, substitute “section 48”.

15  Subparagraphs 93(7B)(b)(i) and (ii)

After “corporation”, insert “or other person”.

16  Subsection 93(7C)

Omit “section 44ZZW, subsection 47(6) or (7) or paragraph 47(8)(c) or (9)(d)”, substitute “section 48”.

17  Paragraph 93(7C)(b)

After “corporation”, insert “or other person”.

18  Paragraphs 93(8)(a) and (b)

After “corporation”, insert “or other person”.

19  Subsection 93(10)

After “corporation” (wherever occurring), insert “or other person”.

20  Subsection 93A(2)

Omit “to the conduct or proposed conduct of which”, substitute “or other person to whose conduct or proposed conduct”.

21  At the end of section 96

Add:

             (8)  Subsection (1) does not apply with respect to any act referred to in a paragraph of subsection (3) if the supplier and the second person referred to in that paragraph are bodies corporate that are related to each other.

22  Section 48 of Schedule 1

Before “A person”, insert “(1)”.

23  At the end of section 48 of Schedule 1

Add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a person engaging in conduct that constitutes the practice of resale price maintenance if:

                     (a)  the person has given the Commission a notice under subsection 93(1) describing the conduct; and

                     (b)  the notice is in force under section 93.