Small business

Example Horticulture Produce Agreement - Agent

A HPA can have additional terms and conditions as agreed by both parties, provided they do not conflict with the Code.

Example Horticulture Produce Agreement - Merchant

A HPA can have additional terms and conditions as agreed by both parties, provided they do not conflict with the Code.

How the Horticulture Code helps you

The Horticulture Code of Conduct is a mandatory industry code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Code aims to improve the clarity and transparency of trading arrangements between growers and traders in the horticulture sector.

Small business in focus - 1 July to 31 December 2016

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business and franchising sectors and updates on industry codes.

ACCC warns businesses time is running out to review their standard form contracts for unfair contract terms

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chair Dr Michael Schaper says that he is concerned that many sectors remain unprepared for changes coming into effect in November when existing unfair contracts provisions for consumers are extended to include small businesses.

Small business in focus - 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business and franchising sectors and updates on industry codes.

Beware of business scams impersonating the ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning businesses to watch out for scam emails that claim to be from the ACCC but in fact contain links that can infect your computer with malware.

In the past week, several businesses have reported receiving bogus requests from the ACCC to respond to a complaint that has been made about their business, or seek payment for an infringement notice for breach of copyright.