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ACCC Form A - Exclusionary provisions and associated cartel provisions

ACCC Form A - Exclusionary provisions and associated cartel provisions

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This guidance has been authored by Jane Garber-Rosenzweig, Principal, Gable Lawyers. This form is part of a suite of commercial transaction documents prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Murray Landis, Partner, K&L Gates.

Introductory note

Form A

– “Exclusionary provisions and associated cartel provisions” is a form produced by ACCC pursuant to subsections 88(1A) and (1) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (Act) in order for an applicant to apply for authorisation of conduct otherwise prohibited by the Act.

This guidance note provides some tips and assistance in completing Form A.

This Form should be used if a contract, arrangement or understanding contains a condition which may constitute a cartel provision and which is or may constitute an exclusionary provision under the Act. If a contract, arrangement or understanding contains a condition which may constitute a cartel provision or provision which would have the purpose or the effect of substantially lessening competition in the market place, then Form B should be used instead.

Any supporting documents must be included with the Form upon lodgement with ACCC.

On the front page, please read 4 statements listed and strike out the statement(s) that is/are not applicable. Item 1(a) must contain the applicant, therefore, if the applicant is a corporation, the details of the corporation must be included in this item.

Full details of the contract, arrangement or understanding in relation to which the authorisation is sought must be provided, including public benefits, market likely to be affected and any detriment to the public.

Please review directions at the end of Form A.