Commerce Act 1986

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Commerce Act 1986
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New Zealand Parliament
Royal assent28 April 1986
Amended by
Status: Current legislation

The Commerce Act 1986 is a statute of New Zealand. It prohibits conduct that restricts competition and purchase of shares or assets where that would lessen competition in a market.[1]

As well as generally governing markets, the Act gives the Commerce Commission particular powers in relation to services provided by electricity lines businesses, gas pipeline businesses and airports.

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  1. ^ "Commerce Act 1986". Commerce Commission.

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