A Bill that will strengthen consumer rights, simplify business compliance and ensure consumer protections are clear and accessible has passed its third reading in Parliament today says Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss.
More than 200 New Zealand businesses have taken advantage of the Madrid Protocol in the 12-months since New Zealand signed up to the international trade-mark treaty announced Commerce Minister Craig Foss today.
The Government is proposing increased transparency, simplified compliance, changes to anti-dumping duties and tariff concessions to bring down the cost of home building materials, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce Minister Craig Foss announced today.
Commerce Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the publication of the first KiwiSaver disclosure statements under new regulations that require providers to disclose fund information into an easy-to-understand format.
KiwiSaver default providers will retain the conservative investment approach because that is the most appropriate choice when the Government is taking decisions about other people’s private savings, Finance Minister Bill English and Commerce Minister Craig Foss say.