ACCC immunity & cooperation policy for cartel conduct - October 2019

Effective from 1 October 2019

For immunity applications received on or after 1 October 2019, the ACCC immunity and cooperation policy for cartel conduct - October 2019 sets out the ACCC’s approach to applications for immunity from proceedings initiated or authorised by the ACCC or the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) in relation to cartel conduct, and how cooperation provided to the ACCC by cartel participants will be recognised. 

One of the criteria for immunity requires the applicant (and each derivative immunity applicant) to enter into a cooperation agreement which outlines the initial cooperative steps that the applicant agrees to undertake pursuant to its immunity application. The ACCC has developed a template cooperation agreement.

Template cooperation agreement - 2019 ( PDF 87.3 KB )

The 2019 policy is supplemented by the ACCC immunity & cooperation policy: frequently asked questions - October 2019.

Immunity applications received before 1 October 2019 will be assessed under the ACCC immunity & cooperation policy 2014.

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