Fair Trading Amendment Act 2013

  • A correction has been made to section 29 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Fair Trading Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 143
Date of assent17 December 2013
Commencementsee section 2


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4 Long Title repealed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

7 Application of Act to the Crown

No contracting out

8 New sections 5C and 5D inserted

9 Heading to Part 1 substituted

Unsubstantiated representations

10 New heading and sections 12A to 12D inserted

False or misleading representations

11 False or misleading representations

12 New section 14A inserted

Unsolicited goods and services

13 New sections 21A to 21D inserted

14 New heading and section 26A inserted

Consumer information standards

15 Consumer information standards

16 Compliance with consumer information standards

Disclosure of trader status

17 New section 28B inserted

Product safety

18 New sections 30A and 30B inserted

Declaring goods unsafe

19 Unsafe goods

Product recall

20 New section 31A inserted

21 Compulsory product recall

Product safety officers

22 New heading and sections 33A to 33D inserted

New Part 4A inserted

23 New Part 4A inserted


24 Jurisdiction of High Court

25 Jurisdiction of District Courts

26 Jurisdiction of Disputes Tribunals

Offences and orders

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

28 Additional penalty for contravention of section 24 involving commercial gain

29 New sections 40B to 40H inserted

30 Summary Proceedings Act 1957 consequentially amended

31 Order to disclose information or publish advertisement

32 New sections 43 to 43B substituted

33 Defences

34 Finding in proceedings to be evidence

Enforceable undertakings and management banning orders

35 New headings and sections 46A to 46G inserted

36 New heading and sections 46H to 46M inserted

Offences (consequential)

37 New section 47F substituted

38 Commission may require person to supply information or documents

Authorised employees

39 New sections 47K and 47L inserted

Consequential amendments, repeals, and savings

40 Saving of other laws

41 Consequential repeals and amendments

42 Repeal and savings relating to Layby Sales Act 1971

Consequential amendments arising from amendments to Fair Trading Act 1986

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: