Appendix 4

Appendix 4

Relevant Extracts from New Zealand's Fair Trading Act 1986

Part 1

9          Misleading and deceptive conduct generally

No person shall, in trade, engage in conduct that is misleading or deceptive or is likely to mislead or deceive.

10        Misleading conduct in relation to goods

No 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. 


13        False or misleading representations

No 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,— ....

(j) make a false or misleading representation concerning the place of origin of goods.

(pp 11–12)


Part 2

27        Consumer information standards

(1) 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:

(a) 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:

(b) 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.

(pp 21–22)

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