National Honda Dealer Council

Summary

On 21 August 2020, the National Honda Dealer Council (NHDC) applied for authorisation on behalf of itself and a group of Honda Australia dealers, to discuss and collectively negotiate with Honda Australia issues arising from Honda Australia's termination of existing dealer agreements and their replacement with a new agency model. Discussions and negotiations may cover terms and information including in relation to commissions, compensation for termination of existing arrangements and arrangements for finance, insurance, oil, aftermarket products and accessories.

The NHDC has also sought interim authorisation to facilitate immediate engagement with Honda on Honda’s proposed transition to the new agency model.  

On 16 September 2020, the ACCC granted interim authorisation to the NHDC to share information and to commence collective bargaining with Honda Australia. The full interim authorisation document is available below.

Interim authorisation will remain in place until revoked by the ACCC, or the date on which the ACCC's final determination comes into effect.

A copy of NHDC’s application for authorisation is below.

An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

21 August 2020

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

25 August 2020

Public consultation process begins.

3 September 2020

Closing date for submissions on interim authorisation.

15 September 2020

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

16 September 2020

ACCC granted interim authorisation.

September/October 2020

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

October/November 2020

Draft determination.

October/November 2020

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

November/December 2020

Final determination.

Applicant(s)

  • National Honda Dealer Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000528-1

Applications

Document title Date

Decisions

Document title Date

Consultations