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Lobbying forms a key part of our role in representing New Zealand business. Through BusinessNZ’s regional organisations, we can lobby local and central government as a collective voice and champion policies that allow New Zealand businesses like you to succeed.

Catherine Beard is ExportNZ ’s national spokesperson.

  • ExportNZ

    Submission-on-the-ETS-Review-Bill.pdf

    20 Sep 2012 | BusinessNZ

    ExportNZ is pleased to have the opportunity to provide a submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Bill.

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  • ExportNZ

    Standards-Review-submission-31.7.12.pdf

    31 Jul 2012 | BusinessNZ

    Submission to MBIE on the 2012 Review of the New Zealand Standards and Conformance Infrastructure.

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  • ExportNZ

    ETS-Review.pdf

    28 May 2012 | BusinessNZ

    ExportNZ is concerned about maintaining the international competiveness of our exporters with any strengthening of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme as is being proposed. This effectively would catapult NZ into leading the world in terms of the stringency with which we price carbon across the NZ economy. See our submission here.

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  • ExportNZ

    Submission-on-Japan,-Mexico-and-Canada-to-join-TPP-negotiations.pdf

    27 Feb 2012 | BusinessNZ

    ExportNZ has made a submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the expressions of interest from Japan, Mexico and Canada in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations. In principle we're supportive of their inclusion, especially Japanese participation.

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  • ExportNZ

    Productivity-Commission-Bill-Submission.pdf

    15 Sep 2010 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ submits that that the establishment of an NZPC is one of the key changes that would help ensure New Zealand improves its overall quality of regulation and overall productivity in order to boost economic growth.

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  • ExportNZ

    100730-BusinessNZ-Consumer-Law-Review-Submission.pdf

    9 Jan 2011 | BusinessNZ

    This paper covers a large number of proposals to reform and rationalise New Zealand’s consumer legislation. Given the increasing impact regulation is having on the economy, BusinessNZ welcomes alternative processes aimed at achieving desired outcomes without the need for further government intervention, whether at the day-to-day operational level, or involving enforcement procedures.

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  • ExportNZ

    Employment-Relations-Amendment-Bill-2010-3-Jun-2010.pdf

    4 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ generally endorses the Employment Relations (Workers’ Secret Ballot for Strikes) Amendment Bill 2010 and recommended that it proceed. However, some recommendations were presented in this policy submission to improve the Bill.

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  • ExportNZ

    Maximising-our-Mineral-Potential.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ submits that not only does the mining industry make a useful contribution today, but that it has the potential to make a significant contribution to economic development in the future.

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  • ExportNZ

    Mobile-termination-access-services.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ response to the Commerce Commission’s draft reconsideration report on whether mobile termination access services should become designated or specified services.

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  • ExportNZ

    Foreshore-and-Seabed.pdf

    14 Jun 2010 | BusinessNZ

    BusinessNZ considers a number of issues need to be addressed before any decision is now made on what, for the future, will be the most appropriate action to take in respect to the foreshore and seabed.

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