Perishable agricultural goods inquiry

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On 26 August the Treasurer announced that the ACCC would commence a three-month inquiry into bargaining power in supply chains for perishable agricultural products in Australia.

The inquiry, initiated by the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and the Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, will take a broad look at trading practices throughout supply chains, including the relationships between farmers, processors and retailers.

The ACCC will review the extent to which any potential bargaining power imbalances in these relationships can adversely impact the efficient operation of these markets, and the role of market structures and regulations in delivering efficient and equitable outcomes.

We have set out an outline of the issues and welcome all interested parties to make a submission in response to these by 18 September 2020.

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New inquiry to focus on perishable agricultural supply chains

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Contact the ACCC 

Email: aginquiry@accc.gov.au 

Media enquiries: media@accc.gov.au or 1300 138 917

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