What are the powers of the Fair Trading Commission?

The Fair Trading Commission has the power to:

  • Conduct investigations into alleged violations of the Fair Competition Act.
  • Compel persons to provide information and give oral evidence.
  • Enter and search premises, and to inspect and remove copies of necessary documents.
  • Discontinue any investigation which after initial inquiry or investigation is deemed not warrant further inquiry.
  • Declare illegal certain business activities or agreements.