Effectiveness of information disclosure regulation for airports
The 2018 Commerce Amendment Bill strengthens the regulatory regime for major international airports in New Zealand. This page outlines the milestones in our review of the airports regime including submissions and the main Cabinet documents.
Introduction of Commerce Amendment Act — 2018
The Commerce Amendment Act came into force on 26 October 2018.
Cabinet decisions — 2017
In June 2017, the previous government made decisions on our review of the airports regime. It decided to strengthen the regulatory regime for airports under Part 4 of the Commerce Act by:
- introducing a short-form inquiry process for investigating the need to impose additional regulation on regulated airports
- clarifying that:
- the Commerce Commission’s summary and analysis for a regulated supplier can comment on the effectiveness of information disclosure
- changes to the type of regulation for a regulated airport can be made through an Order in Council process.
Related cabinet papers and regulatory impact statements
Regulatory impact statement
Effectiveness of the current information disclosure regime for airports — 2014 consultation
In 2014 we consulted on the effectiveness of the current information disclosure regime for major international airports and its interaction with the regulatory regime for airport price setting under the Airport Authorities Act.
The following submissions were received on the Effectivness of Information Disclosure Regulation discussion paper:
The following submissions were received on the targeted consultation paper: