Review of section 36 of the Commerce Act and other matters

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is proposing changes to New Zealand’s law relating to the misuse of market power (section 36 of the Commerce Act), along with other minor changes, and is seeking your feedback.

Current consultation

We are proposing to:

  • strengthen New Zealand’s prohibition against the misuse of market power by aligning it with Australia and other developed economies
  • repeal sections of the Commerce Act that shield some intellectual property arrangements from competition law
  • make technical changes to the treatment of covenants under the Act

Consultation is open until 9am on 1 April 2019.

Go to the consultation.