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Every 2 months the Commerce Commission publishes feature articles in the newsletter Bulletin – News direct from the Commerce Commission.

The Bulletin covers a mix of regulation and competition issues. Articles inform about the Commission's thinking, feature case studies and general Commission news. The newsletter also contains updates on consultations, highlight new resources on our website and international news.

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Feedback from our (Part 4) regulated industry stakeholders

Published on 20 December 2012

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The Commission is committed to improving its relationships with key stakeholders, including providing opportunities to give us feedback.

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Protecting consumers worldwide

Published on 20 December 2012

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We all know that the world has become a global village. While this brings huge opportunity for its citizens, it can present serious challenges when it comes to enforcing the law. That’s why the Commerce Commission plays its part in the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN). Yvette Popovic, Chief Adviser, Competition Branch reports back from the latest ICPEN conference.

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Credit SaILS – new milestone under the Fair Trading Act

Published on 20 December 2012

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The Commerce Commission’s $60 million settlement in the Credit SaILS investigation, announced this week, is a reward for investors’ patience. We hope that investors feel that the wait has been worthwhile. Commission Chair Dr Mark Berry shares his observations of the case which set a new record for a Fair Trading Act settlement.

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First customised price-quality path proposals expected in 2013

Published on 23 November 2012

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The Commission expects to receive the first proposals for customised price-quality paths (CPPs) from electricity distribution businesses in early 2013.

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Supreme Court ruling - message from the Chair

Published on 23 November 2012

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Last week we received a much anticipated ruling from the Supreme Court following a challenge by Vector to our decision not to set a starting price input methodology for electricity distribution and gas pipeline services.

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Credit contracts - improving compliance

Published on 23 November 2012

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Increasing numbers of complaints relating to ‘hardship’, and a decline in complaints about bank credit cards are just two of the trends we’ve noted following a review of complaints under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCF Act). The analysis was done to inform the Commission’s future education and enforcement efforts in relation to the CCCF Act.

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Launch of new Enforcement Response Guidelines

Published on 23 November 2012

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The Commission is committed to increasing transparency about its work, and understanding of its decision-making processes. The publication of our new Enforcement Response Guidelines today is a further step in that direction.

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Spotlight on the Christchurch rebuild

Published on 19 October 2012

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With billions of dollars at stake in the Christchurch rebuild, the Commerce Commission is turning its attention to assisting those involved in the reconstruction to understand and avoid being part of anti-competitive activities such as collusion, bid rigging or price fixing.

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Introducing Elisabeth Welson – our newest Commissioner

Published on 19 October 2012

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The Commerce Commission has welcomed a new Associate Commissioner into its ranks.

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Our achievements in 2011/12

Published on 19 October 2012

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Our Annual Report will shortly be tabled in Parliament. 2011/12 was another successful year for us in which we made real progress towards achieving our goals of more competitive markets, better informed consumers, and better targeted and more effective regulation.

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