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Trans Tasman Joint Agency One Step Closer

MEDIA RELEASE
6 December 2006


Trans Tasman Joint Agency One Step Closer

New Zealand’s complementary medicines industry has welcomed yesterday’s introduction of the enabling legislation to Parliament to provide for the implementation of a joint regulatory scheme between Australia and New Zealand.

Natural Products New Zealand, the industry body representing a significant proportion of New Zealand natural health product manufacturers and marketers, has been in support of the joint agency since industry concerns have been addressed and the Government’s offer of a support package last month.

Michelle Beckett, executive director of Natural Products NZ (NPNZ) says a recent survey of its members showed overwhelming support to move ahead under a trans Tasman joint agency.

“Most of our initial concerns have been addressed and largely resolved by the Government. The support package offered is significant and the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Association (ANZTPA) does have the qualified support of much of the New Zealand industry,” said Ms Beckett.

The survey of members conducted last week across 75% of members showed 60% are in favour of a joint regulatory scheme, while 13% are unsure and 14% say they will not be affected. Only 13% of members surveyed were opposed.

“NPNZ believes the structure of ANZTPA is truly that of a joint agency, with an equal partner philosophy between both countries. We now look forward to working constructively together to ultimately bring benefits to manufacturers and consumers on both sides of the Tasman.


“NPNZ will continue to work to ensure the support package offered by Government is fully delivered, and to ensure that further efficiencies and cost savings can be realised for industry,” concluded Ms Beckett.


Note:
Natural Products New Zealand (NPNZ) represents a substantial portion of the Natural Products industry. Based on a survey of wholesale and retail sales information, export data and industry surveys, NPNZ’s members make up the overwhelming majority of the natural products industry in terms of product lines, turnover, employment and exports.


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