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Probing online shopping sites that don’t ship to Australia

 |  May 17, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is to launch an investigation into possible anticompetitive practices by local fashion distributors. Choice, a consumer group, alerted the ACCC to agreements between the distributors and overseas suppliers that lifted online prices or instituted shipping bans to Australia. Consumers are finding ways to get around such practices and have online goods ship to Australia by using freight forwarding businesses. The ACCC will look into retail price maintenance and exclusive dealing.

Full content: Sydney Morning Herald


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