24 February 2015

Refining its Tool Kit – The ACCC’s decision to authorise RPM in the Tooltechnic case

In December 2014, Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted conditional authorisation to Tooltechnic Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd to engage in minimum resale price maintenance in marketing its premium brand of power tools.

Brief 49 considers the analysis undertaken by the ACCC and explores the implications for other firms that might seek to emulate Tooltechnic’s attempts to gain authorisation for RPM.

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