As part of its overall commitment to educating New Zealanders on issues affecting their health and health choices the Trust has been leading the opposition to the New Zealand Government’s plan to treat natural health products as drugs and give the power to control them to the controversial Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. The Trust has spent the last 5 years presenting evidence to the New Zealand Parliament on how damaging this proposal would be to the natural health options of New Zealanders. Read more information about ANZTPA Click here WE WON! ANZTPA Cancelled but now they are at it again.
They are at it again, it’s the same old wine in a new bottle.
Send a Pre-prepared Submission
For those who have limited time to prepare a submission and wish to oppose the Bill in principle,
Make your own submission to the Ministry of Health by 4th March 2016
The Ministry of Health is consulting on certain aspects of the natural health products regime that are to be contained in regulations. Submissions are due by Friday 4th March 2016.
Contact MP’’s about your concerns, for a facility and pre-prepared wording. Click here
Economic Impact Reports
NZHT has at its own expense obtained independent reports from TDB Consulting and Castalia about the economic and regulatory impacts of the Bill. These independent consultants confirm that the Bill is inconsistent with good regulatory principles, and imposes significant and unjustified costs on the industry. For copies of the economic impact reports. Click here
List of substances
Below is a link to download the latest draft substances list as an Excel spread sheet; you can enter any substance and check if it is on the preapproved list as at 18th Dec 2015 Click here
Supplementary Order Paper
The Ministry of Health’s proposed changes to the Bill are contained in a draft Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) dated 18 August 2015. The SOP is presented as a revised bill. Click here
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