Description of Conduct

Tobacco Co-operative of Victoria Ltd (TCV) has applied for authorisation for:

- exclusive dealing arrangements as between individual growers (who are members of TCV) and the TCV for the supply of growers' tobacco through the TCV;

- the negotiation by TCV on behalf of Victorian tobacco growers for, and the adoption of common terms and conditions in respect of the sale of Victorian growers' tobacco to Australian cigarette manufacturers; and

- implicit control over the quantity of tobacco able to be supplied by each grower to TCV, which quantity is currently governed by the growing entitlement attaching to the number of TCV shares held by each grower.

The ACCC granted authorisation for five years.


  • Tobacco Co-operative of Victoria Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A90941
  • A90942
  • A90943