Standards and Regulation in New Zealand

New Zealand ranks third place out of 183 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index and ranks first in terms of ease of starting a new business (2010) demonstrating the conduciveness of New Zealand’s regulatory environment  to the operation and starting of a business. Major regulatory bodies in the country include the Commerce Commission, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Electricity Commission, Access Standards, Civil Aviation Authority, and the Environmental Risk Management Authority.

New Zealand is a member of the International Organisation for Standards and the International Electrotechnical Commission. The Standards Council and its operating arm Standards New Zealand are responsible for developing and implementing standards in the country.

Standards and Regulation organisations in New Zealand
Standards New Zealand