Cartel regulation in New Zealand: Undermining the per se rule?
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Kingsbury, A. (2016). Cartel regulation in New Zealand: Undermining the per se rule? European Competition Law Review, 37(7), 282–289.
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In 2010, the New Zealand Government began a process to reform and strengthen the regulation of cartels, with a focus on criminalising hard core cartels. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has condemned hard cartels as the "most egregious violations of competition law" and recommended criminal sanctions. ¹ The New Zealand Court of Appeal has said that "[c]artel conduct has a damaging impact upon society: it results in high prices, misallocation of resources, and corrodes the incentive for firms to innovate." ²
This is an author’s submitted version of an article published in the journal: European Competition Law Review. Used with permission.
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