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  1. Garuda ordered to pay $19 million for price fixing

    30 May 2019 - for colluding on fees and surcharges for air freight services. The penalties follow the ACCC’s court action against a global air … to agreements that fixed the price of security and fuel surcharges, as well as a customs fee from Indonesia. It was ordered to pay $15 million . A further $4 million was ordered for the imposition and level of insurance and fuel surcharges from Hong …
  2. Ban on excessive surcharging by large businesses starts today

    1 September 2016 - on charging consumers excessive payment surcharges, which commences today. “The new law limits the amount a large business can … large businesses to review their pricing practices. We expect to see a move from flat-fee surcharges for purchasing items like flights, towards percentage-based or capped surcharges. The ACCC is aware that some event ticketing companies …
  3. ACCC to commence excessive surcharge compliance role on 1 September 2016

    26 May 2016 - 26 May 2016 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will begin enforcing the ban on excessive surcharges … Standard which relates to surcharges by merchants when charging customers for the use of a credit or debit card. Surcharges … will limit the amount businesses can surcharge customers for use of payment methods such as most credit and debit cards …
  4. ACCC acknowledges GrainCorp’s removal of outload fee surcharge

    20 December 2016 - 20 December 2016 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has ended its investigation into a surcharge … facilities to rival port terminals. The ACCC had been investigating whether the imposition of the surcharge increased the cost … operations, the ACCC was concerned that the surcharge could affect competition along grain supply chains, particularly at a time …
  5. Air NZ penalised $15 million for price fixing

    27 June 2018 - to fix the price of fuel and insurance surcharges on air freight services from Hong Kong, and insurance and security charges … said. The Court ordered Air NZ to pay a pecuniary penalty of $11.5 million for price fixing in relation to fuel surcharges … to the insurance and security surcharge from Singapore to Australia. “This decision sends a strong warning to overseas and domestic …
  6. Small business in focus - 1 July to 31 December 2017 ( PDF 308.98 KB )

    22 January 2018 - Excessive payment surcharging The ban on excessive surcharges, which already applied to large businesses, was extended to small … charging four customers’ excessive surcharges when they made either credit or debit card payments. Dr Michael Schaper In May … and the dairy industry Payment surcharges—only charge what it costs you Unfair contract terms: New protection for small businesses …
  7. Small business in focus - 1 January to 30 June 2018 ( PDF 453.54 KB )

    28 August 2018 - surcharges—only charge what it costs you Unfair contract terms: New protection for small businesses Franchising: what you need to know … https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/payment-surcharges-only-charge-what-it-costs-you https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/unfair-contract-terms-new-protection-for-small-businesses …
  8. ACCC appeal upheld in air cargo case

    21 March 2016 - in by PT Garuda Indonesia Ltd (Garuda) and Air New Zealand Ltd (Air NZ) relating to the imposition of agreed surcharges … relating to the imposition of air cargo surcharges on cargo sent to Australia,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said. “Although … this decision is significant because it confirms the ACCC’s view that the conduct by the airlines in fixing air cargo surcharges
  9. High Court rules in ACCC's favour in air cargo cartel case

    14 June 2017 - alleging they colluded with other airlines on charges for fuel, security, insurance surcharges, and a customs fee …
  10. Deliver priority consumer law outcomes: Actions undertaken to achieve our purpose

    18 October 2018 - Code of Conduct, new unfair contract terms laws and compliance with excessive payment surcharge laws scam disruption other … the recent ACL review. Excessive payment surcharges ban In 2017–18 the ACCC continued priority work to enforce the ban on excessive payment surcharges on debit and credit cards. The ban applied to large businesses in Australian from 1 September 2016 …