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Regulators are the new diplomats - the role of IRC in a post-COVID world - NZIER Insight 92

New research shows that the New Zealand Government is deeply imbedded in a complex web of international regulatory cooperation (IRC) arrangements and agreements. Bilateral agreements with Australia predominate including regulatory harmonisation on food standards and the Trans Tasman M … Read more

Waste levy extension: estimates of extending and raising the levy

This report was commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment to help assess potential options for changes to the existing landfill levy, which is established under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. Read more

Regulatory management toolkit

NZIER originally developed this toolkit in partnership with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and subsequently refined it with support from the Asian Productivity Organisation. The toolkit provides a framework for understanding the elements of the regulato … Read more

Getting the balance right: The effect of water quality proposals on the New Zealand economy

NZIER report to the New Zealand Fish and Game Council, Forest and Bird and Greenpeace. Read more

Good regulatory design : Assessing the regulatory options for the Pharmacy Council and Medicines Control

A report for the Pharmacy Council. Read more

International regulatory cooperation: Case studies and lessons learnt

A report for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more

IANZ: the economic side : Examining the way IANZ supports the New Zealand economy

A report to IANZ. Independent Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) asked NZIER to describe and quantify their role in supporting New Zealand's economy. Read more

Improving local government needs better policy advice - NZIER Insight 62

Local government regulatory activities have an important effect on local and regional economic growth and, ultimately, national economic growth and community wellbeing. This places a premium on local government organisations having high quality policy advice and decision-making proces … Read more

Asia and Europe regulatory connectivity and coherence

This paper explores the wide range possible approaches to International Regulatory Co-operation (IRC) between Asia-Pacific and European countries. The paper highlights how practice, driven forward by initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is leading theory. Theory is laggi … Read more

The Development of Regulatory management systems in East Asia: deconstruction, insights and fostering ASEAN's quiet revolution: the ERIA / NZIER study

Co-author Ponciano Intal, Jr. (ERIA) Read more

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