Pet Industry Regulations
Delivered December 4, 2019. Contributor: Tarik T.
To find out about rules and regulations governing pet industry advertisment in various countries.
Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
protects consumers in Australia. It is part of the
Competition and Consumer Act
According to the law, online businesses have the
same rights and obligations
as traditional stores and companies and their online sales practices have to comply with the CCA.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has elaborated an online
advertising and selling guide
to help businesses comply with the law.
In terms of advertisement, the ACCC guide helps businesses seeking to advertise products that have
environmental and organic merits.
This guide is
According to the law, the two fundamental rules of advertising and selling are not to make misleading and deceiving claims, and not to engage in
misleading or deceiving conduct.
In regard to
health and medical services
advertisements and sales, businesses have to provide accurate and truthful information about those products.
In France, advertising subscription pet medicine requires a license or permit called "
Authorisation de Mis
Regulations related to advertising subscription pet medicine are included in "
articles R.5141-82 à R.5141-88
code de la
of physical and moral entities can be the recipient of pet medicine advertisement: These are the vets/pharmacists and the public.
All pet medicine adverts destined to the public require a
permit or authorization.
Pet medicine adverts destined to vets or pharmacists require a
permit or authorization
only in some specific cases.
These permits last
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