The ACCC has released Part IIIA access undertaking guidelines. A service provider (or a person who expects to be the provider of a service) may give an access undertaking to the ACCC for assessment under Part IIIA.
The guidelines provide information about the ACCC’s processes for assessing access undertaking applications. The guidelines also discuss how to draft an access undertaking and the types of provisions that applicants may consider including in their proposed undertakings. The material in the guidelines is based on the provisions in Part IIIA and the ACCC’s experience to date assessing Part IIIA access undertakings.
The ACCC conducted a four week public consultation on a draft version of the guidelines, with submissions due on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Three submissions were received. These submissions and the draft guidelines are available on the ACCC’s consultation hub.
The final guidelines are published on the ACCC’s website.