Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

JEVIC welcomes NZTA Decision on Proposed Policy Changes


Auckland, 23 August 2019 JEVIC New Zealand says that NZTA’s decision not to change its operational policy on the appointment of border inspection companies has removed a cloud of uncertainty from the sector and reduces the risk of disruption to the used vehicle pathway.

“We think NZTA has assessed the evidence and reached the right decision,” said JEVIC New Zealand Director and CEO, Euan Philpot. “The proposed policy changes would have introduced complexities and a rigidity that would have inevitably disrupted the pathway and discouraged investment and innovation. In our view NZTA carried out a thorough and transparent consultation process and then made a sound and well-considered evidence-based decision.”

“JEVIC welcomes this outcome as it avoids duplication and disruption for pre shipment inspection processes,” says Philpot. “NZTA and MPI border inspections are predominately undertaken at same time and well entrenched in the pre shipment inspection process. This announcement sees the continuation of robust inspection processes and outcomes and the continuation of efficiencies for the pathway.

JEVIC describes the decision as being in line with the recommendations of the Office of the Auditor General and State Services Commission on managing conflicts of interest. The decision is also in line with the requirements of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002, Rule 35001/1.

NZTA’s own investigations showed that JEVIC had managed any potential conflicts well.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Up 0.5% In June Quarter: Services Lead GDP Growth

“Service industries, which represent about two-thirds of the economy, were the main contributor to GDP growth in the quarter, rising 0.7 percent off the back of a subdued result in the March 2019 quarter.” More>>

ALSO:

Pickers: Letter To Immigration Minister From Early Harvesting Growers

A group of horticultural growers are frustrated by many months of inaction by the Minister who has failed to announce additional immigrant workers from overseas will be allowed into New Zealand to assist with harvesting early stage crops such as asparagus and strawberries. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Giant Fossil Disoveries: Scientists Discover One Of World’s Oldest Bird Species

At 62 million-years-old, the newly-discovered Protodontopteryx ruthae, is one of the oldest named bird species in the world. It lived in New Zealand soon after the dinosaurs died out. More>>

Rural Employers Keen, Migrants Iffy: Employment Visa Changes Announced

“We are committed to ensuring that businesses are able to get the workers they need to fill critical skills shortages, while encouraging employers and regions to work together on long term workforce planning including supporting New Zealanders with the training they need to fill the gaps,” says Iain Lees-Galloway. More>>

ALSO:

Marsden Pipeline Rupture: Report Calls For Supply Improvements, Backs Digger Blame

The report makes several recommendations on how the sector can better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an incident. In particular, we consider it essential that government and industry work together to put in place and regularly practise sector-wide response plans, to improve the response to any future incident… More>>

ALSO: