|Fair Trading Act 1986|
|New Zealand Parliament|
|An Act to prohibit certain conduct and practices in trade, to provide for the disclosure of consumer information relating to the supply of goods and services for nz and to promote product safety and also to repeal the Consumer Information Act 1969 and certain other enactments.|
|Date of Royal Assent||17 December 1986|
|Status: Current legislation|
The Fair Trading Act provides for consumer information standards. Under the Act, the Commerce Commission enforces product safety standards on items such as bicycles and flammability of children's night clothing.
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The Act protects customers from unfair conduct. Unfair conduct has been classified in the act as the following:
Part 2 of the Act also looks at Consumer information. It defines standards and also compliance requirements.
A 2015 amendment increased protection against "unfair contracts".\
- Difference between the Fair Trading Act and the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA): the FTA covers claims on products and services before they are bought while the CGA covers claims after the product or service has been bought. 
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