Stanley Black & Decker Australia Pty Ltd

Applicant(s)

  • Stanley Black & Decker Australia Pty Ltd

Notification number(s)

  • RPN10000455

Summary

Stanley Black & Decker Australia Pty Ltd (SBD) lodged a RPM notification proposing to amend its trading agreements to include a requirement that distributors and dealers do not advertise Dewalt power tools, accessories and attachments below a price specified by SBD.

The conduct will involve specifying a minimum advertised price and will apply to all advertising, including online and in print. The conduct will not apply to in-store activity and will not restrict or prevent distributors and dealers from selling the Dewalt products at a price below the minimum advertised price to customers who negotiate a discount directly with the distributor or dealer.

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

17 October 2019

RPM notification lodged.

28 October 2019

Public consultation commences.

11 November 2019

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

Dec 2019

SBD to respond to any issues raised in interested party submissions.

February 2020

Expected timing for ACCC decision to either allow the notification to stand or issue a draft objection notice.