About the Commerce Commission

comcom-logo.gifThe Commerce Commission is an independent Crown entity that enforces legislation that promotes competition in New Zealand markets, and prohibits misleading and deceptive trading.

The Commission also enforces legislation specific to the telecommunications, dairy and electricity industries.

The Minister of Commerce is the minister responsible for the Commission, and appointed us as its monitoring agent.

The Output Agreement establishes performance expectations for the Commerce Commission to which it is held accountable for output delivery and performance.


Commerce Commission review of purchasing and accountability arrangements

We commissioned a review of the Commerce Commission's purchasing and accountability arrangements to find an optimal balance between the two.

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Commerce Commission baseline review

The baseline review identified the funding level for the Commerce Commission to deliver services that reflect value for money.

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Funding changes to regulate natural monopolies

Increased funding of regulating natural monopolies including electricity and gas pipelines and some airport services was introduced in July 2011.

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