The Australian government proposes a competition law amendment enabling notification for resale price maintenance

Australia experiments with a "third way" on resale price restrictions* Resale price maintenance (RPM) occurs when a manufacture or distributor and a wholesaler prevents a retail or distributor from selling below a specified price Since the US Federal Courts decided Leegin in 2007 [1] there has been vigorous debate about whether and in what circumstances RPM should and might be permissible. A proposed new law in Australia offers a different approach from other countries. What other countries do and why the approach is not ideal Around the world there are two predominant approaches to RPM. At one end of the spectrum some legal systems have maintained a “hard line” that RPM is always illegal or, at least, that there should be an almost conclusive presumption of anticompetitive effect

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Nick Taylor, Prudence Smith, The Australian government proposes a competition law amendment enabling notification for resale price maintenance, 5 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 81488

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