What does the Oilcode say about fuel re-selling agreements?

A fuel re-selling agreement is an agreement between a supplier and a retailer where:

  • the supplier grants the retailer the right to conduct a fuel reselling business under a system or marketing plan substantially determined, controlled or suggested by the supplier and
  • the retailer’s business is associated with advertising, a trademark or commercial symbol owned, used or specified by the supplier and
  • the retailer is required to pay a fee, or agree to pay a fee, before starting business.

On 1 March 2007 the Australian Government implemented the Trade Practices (Industry Codes—Oilcode) Regulations 2006 (the Oilcode) as part of a reform of the downstream petroleum industry.

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