Container Deposit Scheme
ACT Container Deposit Scheme beverage price monitoring
On 4 April 2018 the Commission received a reference from the ACT Government to monitor and report on the impact on ACT beverage prices and competition in the ACT beverage industry of the introduction of the ACT Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) from 30 June 2018.
The Terms of Reference can be found at http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/di/2018-69/default.asp
The Commission will monitor the impact of the CDS from 1 June 2018 to 30 June 2019. The Commission will seek information on:
- the effect of the CDS on prices of beverages supplied in specified types of containers in the ACT;
- the performance and conduct of beverage suppliers in the ACT before and after the implementation of the Scheme; and
- any other market impacts from the implementation of the Scheme.
Throughout the Commission’s price monitoring, consumers and other stakeholders can report their experiences in relation to charges in container beverage prices, the performance and conduct of suppliers, and any other impacts of the Scheme’s introduction on beverage markets and consumers.
Information received from consumer and other stakeholders will be considered in the Commission’s reports to the ACT Government over the next twelve months. Depending on the nature of your comments, we may share the information you provide with other ACT Government agencies and the Scheme Coordinator (Exchange for Change).
In addition, we invite consumers, beverage suppliers and other stakeholders to make submissions to the Commission when it releases an issues paper (planned for early July 2018) and progress report (in February 2019). The Commission will give its final report to the Government in July 2019.
Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions, can be found at the ACT CDS website: https://www.actcds.com.au/