Reverse Fonterra favouritism, says Productivity Commission

Reverse Fonterra favouritism, says Productivity Commission
Dan Brunskill
The Productivity Commission is recommending the reversal of changes to the regulation of dairy giant Fonterra, which only passed into law in July.The new rules will stifle much-needed competition, the commission says in a draft report on improving the competitiveness of New Zealand's so-called 'frontier firms'.The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA), which allowed the creation of the giant farmer-owned cooperative in 2001, was amended in July to give Fonterra the right to refuse re-entry by dairy farmers who have left but want t...

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