Enforcement Criteria: The Commerce Commission applies the following enforcement criteria: extent of detriment, seriousness of conduct and public interest. Find out more
Changes to the Fair Trading Act
The Fair Trading Amendment Act 2013, which was passed into law on 18 December 2013, modernises New Zealand consumer law, better reflecting the digital and commercial world we live in and aligning New Zealand and Australian consumer law.
Fair Trading Act fact sheets
Product Safety Standards
Consumer Information Standards
Currently there are four consumer information standards regulations. They are for country of origin labelling for clothing and footwear, care labelling, fibre content labelling and used motor vehicles.
Fair Trading Enforcement Responses
Developing a Fair Trading compliance programme
A compliance programme is an in-house checking system designed to ensure that businesses and their staff do not breach the Fair Trading Act.