Weldclass

Applicant(s)

  • JWL Marketing Pty Ltd t/a Weldclass Welding Products

Notification number(s)

  • RPN10000454

Summary

On 4 October 2019, Weldclass Welding Products (Weldclass) lodged a resale price maintenance (RPM) notification.

Under the notification, Weldclass proposed to introduce into its distributor agreements a requirement that its distributors not sell its welding and plasma cutting products below minimum prices nominated by Weldclass (the RPM Conduct). The proposed RPM Conduct relates to Weldclass’ current and future welders and plasma cutters models only.

On 28 February 2020, the ACCC released a Draft Notice proposing to revoke the notification.

On 4 March 2020, Weldclass requested a conference with the ACCC. Travel restrictions due to covid-19 prevented Weldclass and interested parties from attending a conference in person. On 7 April 2020, the ACCC opened and immediately adjourned the conference until a date when Weldclass, interested parties and the ACCC could attend a re-convened conference in-person.

On 18 May 2022 the ACCC notified Weldclass that as restrictions had eased, it was possible to re-convene the conference.

On 5 July 2022 Weldclass withdrew the notification. Accordingly, the conference will not be re-convened and the ACCC will not proceed with its assessment of the notification. 

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