On 25 June 2020, Steeline Members Pty Ltd (Steeline) applied for authorisation on behalf of itself and its current and future members for two types of conduct:
(a) joint advertising and selling activities, intended to be carried out in future by Steeline members (including the operation of an online store) and
(b) collective bargaining conduct, which involves Steeline negotiating and entering into supply arrangements regarding the terms of supply of various products to its members, including steel sheet and coil.
Steeline sought authorisation for 5 years.
Further detail is contained in the application for authorisation, linked below.
On 6 November 2020, the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to grant conditional authorisation for five years.
On 2 December, the ACCC released a final determination granting authorisation to Steeline and its current and future members until 23 December 2025, subject to a condition of authorisation requiring Steeline to advise the ACCC 14 days before a new member joins the group.
A copy of the ACCC’s determination is available via the links below.
|Final Determination ( PDF 525.77 KB )||2 Dec 2020|
|Draft Determination and Interim Authorisation Decision ( PDF 531.4 KB )||6 Nov 2020|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Draft Determination and Interim Authorisation Decision ( PDF 223.52 KB )||6 Nov 2020|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Consultation Process ( PDF 307.05 KB )||1 Jul 2020|
Submissions - before draft decision
|Applicant - provision of further information ( PDF 1.36 MB )||20 Oct 2020|
|Applicant - provision of further information ( PDF 1.46 MB )||30 Sep 2020|
|Applicant ( PDF 112.56 KB )||15 Sep 2020|
|Croft Steel Traders Pty Ltd ( PDF 565.78 KB )||9 Sep 2020|
|Selection Steel ( PDF 805.67 KB )||29 Aug 2020|
|Australian Steel Association ( PDF 534.52 KB )||17 Aug 2020|
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