New Zealand Health Committee Inquiry into the proposal to establish a trans-Tasman agency to regulate therapeutic products

The Health Committee has called for submissions on this inquiry. Further information can be obtained from the committee secretariat -

The committee will:

  • consider the legislative and regulatory regimes governing dietary supplements and traditional remedies in other countries.
  • consider an appropriate regulatory framework to govern dietary supplements and traditional remedies in New Zealand, including assessments of:
    1. whether this should be by the proposed joint trans-Tasman therapeutic products agency, including an examination of the process followed in developing this proposal
    2. the risk created by the use of dietary supplements and traditional medicines
    3. the compliance costs that would be imposed and any added cost to consumers
    4. whether indigenous complementary medicinal/rongoa products and extracts used for alternative therapy would be protected.
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