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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 10.53

Non-conference ocean carrier with substantial market power not to hinder Australian flag shipping operators etc.

             (1)  A registered non-conference ocean carrier with substantial market power shall not prevent or hinder an Australian flag shipping operator from engaging efficiently in the provision of outwards liner cargo shipping services to an extent that is reasonable.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), in determining what is reasonable, have regard to:

                     (a)  the national interest; and

                     (b)  the interests of the following:

                              (i)  Australian shippers generally;

                             (ii)  Australian shippers in a particular trade;

                            (iii)  Australian shippers of particular kinds of goods;

                            (iv)  shippers in a particular part of Australia; and

                     (c)  any other relevant matters.



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