Fair Trading Act of 1986

Fair Trading Act of 1986

Legislation in the United States intended to protect consumers from misleading advertisements for products. Under the Act, companies are required to reveal potentially hazardous materials in or uses for certain baby and toddler products, among other things. The country of origin must be revealed on most articles of clothing. Finally, advertisers are prohibited from lying in their ads.
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We each have a common legal heritage, and the Closer Economic Relations Treaty of 1982 imposes a general commitment on each country to harmonise the principles of commercial law with those of the other, a commitment which New Zealand substantially implemented in the Fair Trading Act of 1986 (but which, sadly, Australia does not seem to take very seriously when it amends its commercial legislation).