This paper introduces a study into the cost structures of the retail trade industry, and invites the public to make submissions.
Within the broader context of the relative costs of doing business in Australia, the Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a study into the cost structures of the retail trade industry respectively.
In doing so, the Commission is required to:
- undertake a case study of costs (such as those relating to capital, labour, intermediate inputs and regulatory compliance) facing the sector
- where relevant, identify areas of cost advantage and disadvantage Australian businesses face relative to international competitors.
Submissions are due by Friday 2 May 2014. Find out more about making submissions here.