Relevant Extracts from
New Zealand's Fair Trading Act 1986
and deceptive conduct generally
person shall, in trade, engage in conduct that is misleading or deceptive or is
likely to mislead or deceive.
conduct in relation to goods
person shall, in trade, engage in conduct that is liable to mislead the public
as to the nature, manufacturing process, characteristics, suitability for a
purpose, or quantity of goods.
or misleading representations
person shall, in trade, in connection with the supply or possible supply of
goods or services or with the promotion by any means of the supply or use of
goods or services,— ....
make a false or misleading representation concerning the place of origin of
The Governor-General may, from time to time, on the recommendation of the
Minister, by Order in Council, make regulations prescribing, in respect of
goods or services of any description or any class or classes of goods or
services, a consumer information standard or 2 or more consumer information
standards relating to all or any of the following matters:
the disclosure of information relating to the kind, grade, quantity, origin,
performance, care, composition, contents, design, construction, use, price,
finish, packaging, promotion, or supply of the goods or services:
the form and manner in which that information must be disclosed on or in
relation to, or in connection with, the supply or resupply, or possible supply
or resupply, or promotion of the supply of the goods or services.
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