Our role is to create better outcomes for all New Zealanders, particularly by supporting business growth.
We are responsible for the delivery of advice, regulation and services that have a real impact on people, businesses and the environment within which they operate.
We provide advice and support to help New Zealand businesses get started, grow, innovate and raise their capability. We also work with other agencies to design and deliver services to businesses in better and smarter ways.
We provide advice on the Commerce Act and the application of competition policy to specific sectors. We’re also the monitoring agency for the Commerce Commission.
This section relates to the laws on how entities, including companies, incorporated societies, building societies and limited partnerships, are created, administered and wound up.
Our Trade and International team is responsible for overseeing standards and conformance infrastructure in New Zealand and advising the Government on related policy.
Intellectual property refers to new or original innovations and creations of the mind.
- Haka Ka Mate Attribution Act guidelines
- Geographical indications
- Plant variety rights
- Integrated circuit design protection
- Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
- Intellectual property enforcement
- Disclosure of origin requirements in the patents regime