Standards and conformance organisations in New Zealand

This page provides information on the organisations in New Zealand that are involved in supporting our standards and conformance system.

International Accreditation New Zealand

International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) is the operating arm of the Accreditation Council and the national accreditation body for testing and calibration laboratories, radiology services and inspection bodies.

It is a member of international accreditation cooperations including:

  • International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
  • Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation

IANZ website(external link)

Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand

A trans-Tasman organisation, the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) accredits certification bodies that audit management systems and product and personnel certification.

It also accredits inspection bodies in Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the International Accreditation Forum, the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation and the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation.

Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand website(external link)

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand is a business unit within our Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery Group.

Standard New Zealand's processes are based on requirements under the:

  • Standards and Accreditation Act 2015
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Directive.

Standards New Zealand project manages, edits and publishes standards. It also sells New Zealand, joint Australia-New Zealand and international standards.

Standards New Zealand website(external link)

Trading Standards

Our Trading Standards team within the Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery Group administers and enforces the Weights and Measures Act 1987.

It also provides advice to the Government on legal measurement systems and its operations.

New Zealand is a member of the:

  • Organisation International de Métrologie Légale
  • Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum.

Trading Standards website(external link)

Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand

The Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL) ensures New Zealand has a system that delivers accurate and reliable measurements.

It provides appropriate national measurement standards traceable to the International System of Units.

Traceable and reliable measurements are a necessary part of government legislation and regulations. They also provide a basis for fair trade between consumers and suppliers.

MSL participates in metrology activities in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly as an active member of the Asia Pacific Metrology Programme.

Measurements Standards Laboratory of New Zealand website(external link)

Standards, Accreditation and Metrology Group

The Standards, Accreditation and Metrology Group (SAM) is a forum for information sharing, collaboration and coordination of actions between standards and conformance agencies. SAM members are representatives from New Zealand’s quality infrastructure organisations.

Trade and International team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s has responsibilities for quality infrastructure policy and provides secretariat support to SAM.

Last updated: 01 December 2021