Unfair commercial practices

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is considering whether there is a need for additional protections for businesses and consumers against unfair commercial practices.

Consultation and submissions

Between December 2018 and February 2019, we consulted on options to:

  • Introduce a prohibition against unconscionable, oppressive or unfair conduct
  • Extend the existing protections against unfair contract terms in standard form consumer contract terms to also protect businesses.

The Government is currently considering policy options in response to the submissions received.

Policy decisions will be announced later in 2019.

View the discussion paper and submissions