Competition regulation and policy
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.
In this section
The Commerce Amendment Act 2018 gives the Commerce Commission the ability to undertake market studies to determine whether there are any factors that may be impeding competition in a market.
We carry out periodic reviews of the Commerce Act to ensure it reflects modern regulatory practice and continues to deliver benefits to New Zealanders.
The Government is working to ensure that retail payment systems operate in the interests of New Zealand consumers and businesses, and to support consumers to have control over their own data.
The regulation of the price and quality of goods or services in markets with monopoly characteristics is covered by Part 4 of the Commerce Act, and is implemented by the Commerce Commission.
We provide advice on the impacts of government policies and proposed regulation — including occupational regulation — on competition and consumers.
The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is the minister responsible for the Commerce Commission, and appointed us as its monitoring agent.
This page lists current lay members appointed to the High Court for Commerce Act matters.