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Fair Trading Amendment Bill introduced 19 December 2019

The Government has introduced a Fair Trading Amendment Bill to Parliament. The Bill provides new protections for businesses and consumers against unfair commercial practices.

Have your say on new country of origin food labelling requirements 09 December 2019

Consultation is now open on a draft consumer information standard that will allow consumers to have more information about where their food originated.

Government passes wheel clamping Bill 26 November 2019

Improved protections for consumers from unreasonable and predatory behaviour by wheel clamping operators are a step closer after the Land Transport (Wheel Clamping) Amendment Bill passed its third reading.

Fraud Awareness Week urging Kiwis to “Stop and Think - is this for real?” New News Page 18 November 2019

As part of this year’s annual Fraud Awareness Week campaign 17-23 November, Consumer Protection is encouraging New Zealanders to take a moment and stop and think ‘is this for real?’ when they’re contacted unexpectedly and being asked for personal information.

Two members of the Commerce Commission appointed 30 October 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today confirmed the appointments of Dr Derek Johnston, and the reappointment of Elisabeth Welson, as members of the Commerce Commission.

Safer credit strategy launched to address problem debt 30 September 2019

A partnership between central government, industry and community organisations has launched a strategy to help people facing financial hardship due to problem debt.

Government announces new measures to target unfair commercial practices 25 September 2019

The Government has decided on new measures to better protect businesses and consumers from unfair commercial practices.