Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative Limited & Ors - Authorisation - A91089

Summary

On 22 May 2008, Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative Limited (DFMC) and Australian Co-operative Foods Limited (ACF) lodged application for authorisation A91089 with the ACCC. On 29 August 2008, the applicants amended their application for authorisation to account for amendments arising from agreements being entered into for the sale of ACF to National Foods Limited.

Broadly, the applicants have sought authorisation for the inclusion of the back to back milk purchasing and back to back pricing arrangements contained in clauses 4.4, 4.6.2 and 5.6 of the amended Milk Supply Agreement. The policies are to apply to various agreements between ACF, DFMC and farmer members.

On 22 October 2008 the ACCC granted authorisation for the inclusion of the back to back milk purchasing and back to back pricing arrangements contained in clauses 4.4, 4.6.2 and 5.6 of the amended MSA to apply to various contracts between ACF, DFMC and dairy farmers. Authorisation has been granted for a period of five years. A copy of the decision can be found under the link "ACCC decisions".

Applicant(s)

  • Australian Co-operative Foods Limited
  • Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91089

Applications

Document title Date

Submissions - after draft decision