Italiatech Australia Pty Ltd - s.87B undertaking

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  • Italiatech Australia Pty Ltd
    151 977 365

Undertaking

Italiatech Australia Pty Ltd (ACN: 151 977 365) is an importer and wholesale distributor of bicycle parts and accessories in Australia.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a section 87B court-enforceable undertaking from Italiatech following an investigation into resale price maintenance conduct likely to contravene section 48 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

The ACCC was concerned that Italiatech had engaged in resale price maintenance by attempting to stop three retailers discounting a particular brand of bicycle helmet and particular brand of bicycle saddle for which Italiatech was the exclusive distributor in Australia. In addition, in one case, Italiatech stopped supplying one of the retailers because the retailer refused to stop discounting the products supplied by Italiatech.

Italiatech admits that its conduct constituted or was likely to constitute resale price maintenance in contravention of section 48 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), and has committed in the undertaking to:

  • not engage in resale price maintenance for a period of five years,
  • write to all of its retail customers informing them of the undertaking and their freedom to determine resale prices, and
  • implement and maintain a training program for current and future staff.

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