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Information about business support for Whakatāne released 23 December 2019

More detail about the business support for affected businesses in the aftermath of the Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption in Whakatāne has been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Fair Trading Amendment Bill introduced 19 December 2019

The Government has introduced a Fair Trading Amendment Bill to Parliament. The Bill provides new protections for businesses and consumers against unfair commercial practices.

Government responds to market study into retail fuel 05 December 2019

The Government has responded to the Commerce Commission’s retail fuel sector market study. The Commission studied factors that may affect competition in New Zealand’s retail fuel market, and made recommendations aimed at improving competition, and outcomes for consumers, in the fuel sector.

Enabling small businesses to grow and prosper 04 December 2019

The Government is backing the recommendations in the Small Business Council’s Strategy and has unveiled 3 initiatives to begin implementing.

Consulting on options to improve contractors’ rights 26 November 2019

The Government is seeking feedback on possible options to address the vulnerability some contractors face in the workplace.

NZ ranks first for ease of doing business for the fourth year 19 November 2019

The Doing Business Report 2020 has again ranked New Zealand as the best out of 190 economies for the ease of doing business.

Government Procurement Rules 4th edition comes into force today 01 October 2019

The Government Procurement Rules 4th edition officially comes into force from today and will help to leverage spending and procurement planning across government agencies to achieve broader outcomes and increase public value.

Government introduces new conduct regime for financial institutions 26 September 2019

The Government has announced a new regulatory regime to govern the conduct of banks, insurers and non-bank deposit takers such as credit unions.

From pest seaweed to future food 02 September 2019

How the Innovative Partnerships Programme is connecting Kiwi and Japanese edible seaweed companies to tackle the ‘gorse of the sea’.

Consultation opens on the public interest test for dumping and subsidy investigations 22 August 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is exploring an approach to aid in an objective and robust examination of the public interest test now required by the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Act 1988 (the Act).

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