INDEPENDENT NEWS

Import News: Parallel Importing Study

Published: Mon 9 Oct 2000 05:27 PM
Import News from the Importers Institute
9 October 2000 - Parallel Importing Study
Please take a few minutes to fill an on-line questionnaire at:
http://www.silva.co.nz/parallel/study.asp
A ban on parallel imports of books and CDs will be announced soon, according to National MP Katherine Rich.
"The ban will force libraries to buy books through exclusive New Zealand agents who will have monopoly rights to certain titles, rather than dealing directly with overseas publishers as libraries do now," Ms Rich said.
Dr Lynne Eagle, of Massey University, is conducting a study on parallel importing and seeks your views:
"Parallel importing has been permitted since mid 1998. There have been numerous claims regarding the potential impact on importers, retailers and consumers, but there has been very little research undertaken to determine what the actual impact has been. This study is aimed at evaluating exactly what impact parallel importing has had on importers and the brands they control, whether as an official brand importer or as a parallel importer.
"In collating your responses, we guarantee that no individual or organisation will be able to be identified and only aggregate results will be used in reporting the study's findings."
Please take a few minutes to fill an on-line questionnaire at:
http://www.silva.co.nz/parallel/study.asp
ENDS

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Next steps for bloodstock investment
By: New Zealand Government
Petrol pushes annual inflation to 1.9 percent
By: Statistics New Zealand
New Zealand tops list of most-scammed countries
By: Microsoft New Zealand
Compliance files to undergo urgent review
By: New Zealand Government
Construction costs, rents, and rates rise
By: Statistics New Zealand
NZ dollar gains as rising inflation may create tension
By: BusinessDesk
NZ 3Q inflation higher than expected but driven by one-offs
By: BusinessDesk
Stronger-than-expected inflation could spur a rethink
By: BusinessDesk
Fuel tax, low dollar, bad policies hike living costs
By: New Zealand National Party
Self-regulation of vehicle inspection and licence failed
By: BusinessDesk
Action underway as NZTA compliance investigation progresses
By: NZTA
NZTA getting tough on enforcement
By: NZTA
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media