Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2014

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On 23 May 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS). The ACCC has commenced consultation on the primary price terms, with the release of a consultation paper on 23 July 2014.

The ACCC is consulting separately on non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. On 25 March 2015, the ACCC released its draft decision on non-price terms and conditions, following a joint consultation process for a number of declared services, including the DTCS.

On 4 September 2015, the ACCC released a draft decision on the DTCS FAD.

On 21 April 2016, the ACCC released its final report on its inquiry to make a final access FAD for the DTCS.

Background

The DTCS FAD inquiry will determine the price and non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. These terms and conditions will apply where there is no commercial agreement between an access seeker and the access provider. The FAD made will create a benchmark that the parties can fall back on when they are unable to negotiate access terms and conditions.

The ACCC commenced consultation on non-price terms and conditions on 23 May 2014, with the release of a position paper seeking views on non-price terms and conditions and supplementary pricing issues for a number of declared services, including the DTCS.  Following submissions to the position paper the ACCC has decided to consider supplementary prices alongside the primary prices in the FAD inquiries.

On 25 March 2015, the ACCC released its draft decision on the non-price terms and conditions. The common non-price terms and conditions in that draft decision will also apply to the DTCS. This draft decision can be found on the non-price terms and conditions webpage.

Any other service specific non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS will be considered in the ACCC’s consultation on the primary price terms and conditions for the DTCS.

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