The Role of Antitrust Policy in the Development of Australian-New Zealand Free Trade

Ahdar, Rex J. | January 1, 1991

This article examines some antitrust aspects of the Australia-New Zealand free trade accord. The first section will trace the development of trans-Tasman2 free trade, noting the long history of efforts to liberalize trade between the two countries. The next part analyzes the role antitrust law played in the movement to free trade. The final two sections raise a number of outstanding issues and problems yet to be resolved by Australia and New Zealand policy makers.