Kōrero: Law and the economy

Commerce Commission in action

Commerce Commission in action

The Commerce Commission was established by the Commerce Act 1986. In 2007 Pakuranga College students Anna Devathasan (left) and Jenny Suo demonstrated in the course of a science project that ready-to-drink Ribena – a blackcurrant-flavoured drink – which claimed to provide 44% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, had no detectable vitamin C. The Commerce Commission required GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Ribena, to pay a $217,000 fine and to run advertisements correcting their claim.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Martin Sykes

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Lewis Evans, 'Law and the economy - Regulation of economic activities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25624/commerce-commission-in-action (accessed 20 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Lewis Evans, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010