The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today released a Statement of Issues on the proposed acquisition by Amcor Limited of Aperio Group Pty Limited.

The Statement of Issues seeks further information on certain competition issues which have arisen from the ACCC's review to date.

The ACCC invites further submissions from the market in response to the Statement of Issues by 8 March 2012. As a result, the ACCC's final decision will be deferred until 29 March 2012.