Fair Trading Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Craig Foss

Fair Trading Amendment Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the committee of the whole House


Bill note


1 Title

2 Commencement


3 Principal Act amended


4 Long Title repealed

5 New section 1A inserted


6 Interpretation

Application of Act to the Crown

6A Application of Act to the Crown

No contracting out

7 New sections 5C and 5D inserted

8 Heading to Part 1 substituted

Unsubstantiated representations

9 New heading and sections 12A to 12B inserted

False or misleading representations

10 False or misleading representations

10A New section 14A inserted

Unsolicited goods and services

11 New sections 21A to 21D inserted

11A New heading and section 26A inserted

Consumer information standards

12 Consumer information standards

12A Compliance with consumer information standards

Disclosure of trader status

12B New section 28B inserted

Product safety

13 New sections 30A and 30B inserted

Declaring goods unsafe

14 Unsafe goods

Product recall

15 New section 31A inserted

16 Compulsory product recall

Product safety officers

17 New heading and sections 33A to 33D inserted

New Part 4A inserted

18 New Part 4A inserted


19 Jurisdiction of High Court

20 Jurisdiction of District Courts

21 Jurisdiction of Disputes Tribunals

Offences and orders

22 Contraventions of provisions of Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 an offence

22A Additional penalty for contravention of section 24 involving commercial gain

23 New sections 40B to 40H inserted

23A Summary Proceedings Act 1957 consequentially amended

23B Order to disclose information or publish advertisement

24 New sections 43 to 43B substituted

25 Defences

25A Finding in proceedings to be evidence

Enforceable undertakings and management banning orders

26 New headings and sections 46A to 46G inserted

26A New heading and sections 46H to 46M inserted

Offences (consequential)

27 New section 47F substituted

27A Commission may require person to supply information or documents

Authorised employees

28 New sections 47K and 47L inserted

Consequential amendments, repeals, and savings

29 Saving of other laws

30 Consequential repeals and amendments

31 Repeal and savings relating to Layby Sales Act 1971


Schedule 1
Consequential amendments arising from amendments to Fair Trading Act 1986


Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: