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Other stakeholders and interests


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum.  It's primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.


Consumer New Zealand

Consumer NZ is an independent, non-profit organisation established in 1959 with the sole aim of getting New Zealand consumers a fairer deal. Consumer NZ’s work covers a wide range of activities relating to consumer protection and information.


Cylinder Testing Laboratory Association (CTLA)

The Cylinder Testing Laboratory Association is an organisation set up to assist Cylinder Testing laboratories to maintain a consistently high level of professionalism in an industry that is built on providing safety to cylinder owners.  The structure of the CTLA allows for communication with government bodies regulators and industry groups.


Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA)

The NZ Employers and Manufacturers Association are a membership organisation that promotes the success of business by seeking to create the most desirable environment for business and adding value through representation, knowledge and support.


Importers Institute

The Importers Institute are an informal national association of New Zealand importing companies. They aim to keep members informed on topical issues of interest and to represent importers’ interests before policy makers and the public.


International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

The International Electrotechnical Commission is the world’s leading organisation for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.  These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”.  IEC provides a platform to companies, industries and governments for meeting, discussing and developing the International Standards they require.


International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.  ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.  ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors.


Lighting Council New Zealand

The Lighting Council promotes, aids, fosters, develops and protects the interests of the lighting industry in New Zealand and encourages industry wide improvement of all practices in lighting.


New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM)

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) represents the interests of individual members who work in private, corporate or public sector organisations throughout New Zealand.  NZISM helps members develop their skills and knowledge as health & safety professionals in their organisations or businesses.



New Zealand Retailers Association

The New Zealand Retailers assists members by providing retail advice, member benefit savings, industry information, education and we are the main retail industry lobby group to Government.


Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA)

The Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA) entered into force in 1998.  Under the TTMRA, most goods able to be legally sold in one country can be legally sold in the other without having to meet further sales-related requirements.  Similarly, people registered to practice an occupation in one country are entitled to register to practice the equivalent occupation in the other country without the need to undergo further testing or examination.

The Arrangement is implemented in New Zealand by way of overarching legislation, the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (the Act), which means that all laws are subject to the Act unless specifically excluded or exempted.


Last updated 2 September 2016
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