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2008/09

01/07/2008 (5 documents)

Briefing for Incoming Ministers November 2008 PDF (264 KB) This purpose statement represents the Commission's view of its various statutory responsibilities. Each statute has its own purpose statement. The Commission has interpreted the underlying thrust of each piece of legislation to arrive at its overall purpose. It reflects the outcomes expected when markets are working effectively.
Commerce Commission Statement of Intent 2008-2011 PDF (357 KB) A dynamic market economy is one that is constantly changing to keep abreast of technology, innovation, global changes and competitive forces. In the end, these aspects of a dynamic market place are beneficial to all New Zealanders. Keeping pace with dynamic markets requires responsive legislation, and a regulatory agency that is tuned into the business environment, and accessible to consumers and industry alike.
Output Agreement Between the Minister of Commerce, Minister of Energy, Minister of Communications and Information Technology and the Commerce Commission, 1 July 2008 - 30 June 2009 PDF (3.4 MB) The objective of the Agreement is to establish expectations of performance for the outputs to be provided by the Commission in which the respective Minister has an interest, and to establish expectations of the Commission's ownership performance. The Agreement enables the respective Ministers to monitor the Commission and hold it to account for its output delivery and performance.
Commerce Commission Annual Report 2008 09 Appendices PDF (309 KB)
Commerce Commission Annual Report 2008 2009 PDF (567 KB)

2005/06

(4 documents)

Commerce Commission Annual Report 2005-2006 PDF (2.7 MB) The Commerce Commission is unashamedly pro-market, because of the benefits competition brings. A free market economy is the best way to allocate a country's precious resources, and can deliver lower prices, innovative products, and more choice.
Briefing for Incoming Ministers October 2005 PDF (215 KB) The Commerce Commission is an independent Crown entity. It is a quasi-judicial body established under the Commerce Act and is not subject to direction in its enforcement and regulatory control activities. The Commission performs its functions within statutory frameworks and does not advise the Government on policy matters.
Commerce Commission Statement of Intent 2005-2006 PDF (1.9 MB) Competition provides significant benefits to consumers in terms of the price and quality of the goods and services they can choose from. It also provides benefits to businesses by ensuring that market rewards go to the firms that innovate and are price and quality competitive.
Output Agreement Between the Minister of Commerce, Minister of Energy, Minister of Communications and the Commerce Commission, 1 July 2005 - 30 June 2006 PDF (208 KB) The objective of the Agreement is to establish expectations of performance for the outputs to be provided by the Commission in which the respective Minister has an interest, and to establish expectations of the Commission's ownership performance. The Agreement enables the respective Ministers to monitor the Commission and hold it to account for its output delivery and performance.

2004/05

(5 documents)

Commerce Commission Annual Plan 2004-2005 PDF (2.8 MB) The Commission's 2004/2005 Annual Plan sets out the Commission's overall objectives and activities it will undertake during the year, together with information on the way in which its resources will be allocated and its performance measured.
Commerce Commission Annual Report 2004-2005 PDF (3 MB) This last year has seen a growing level of sophistication and maturity, in the markets the Commission deals with, and consequently the Commission itself. These market developments have seen a further evolution in the Commission's strategic approach, with a renewed focus on contraventions of our competition and consumer laws that create the greatest detriment to the public.
Briefing for Incoming Ministers December 2004 PDF (241 KB) The Commerce Commission was established under the Commerce Act 1986. It is a Crown entity under Schedule Four of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Commerce Commission Strategic Plan 2004-2007 PDF (956 KB) It is responsible for enforcing a number of general and specific regulatory regimes under the Commerce Act 1986, Fair Trading Act 1986, Electricity Industry Reform Act 1998, Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001, Telecommunications Act 2001 and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003.
Output Agreement Between the Minister of Commerce, Minister of Energy, Minister of Communications and the Commerce Commission, 1 July 2004 - 30 June 2005 PDF (637 KB) The objective of the Agreement is to establish expectations of performance for the outputs to be provided by the Commission in which the respective Minister has an interest, and to establish expectations of the Commission's ownership performance. The Agreement enables the respective Ministers to monitor the Commission and hold it to account for its output delivery and performance.

2002/03

(8 documents)

Commerce Commission Annual Plan 2002-2003 PDF (1.4 MB) The Commission's 2002/2003 Annual Plan sets out the Commission's overall objectives and activities it will undertake during the year, together with information on the way in which its resources will be allocated and its performance measured
Commerce Commission Annual Report 2002-2003 PDF (1.1 MB) This report sets out the range of activities undertaken and expenditure incurred by the Commerce Commission in the year ended 30 June 2003.
Commerce Commission Annual Report 2002-2003 Companion PDF (1.3 MB) This publication is a report of decisions taken by the Commerce Commission for the year ended 30 June 2003 and includes descriptions of significant cases. The Regulatory Control and Enforcement Activities of the Commerce Commission accompanies the Commission's Annual Report, which is presented to the House of Representatives pursuant to section 107 of the Commerce Act 1986 and section 8 of the Fair Trading Act 1986.
Dairy Industry Annual Report Extract 2002-2003 PDF (124 KB) The DIR Act was passed in September 2001. The Commission's role in the dairy industry, under Part 2 of the DIR Act, is to promote the efficient operation of raw milk and product markets in New Zealand by enabling new entrant processors to buy raw milk and ingredients from Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (Fonterra) at nondiscriminatory prices, monitoring whether Fonterra's farm suppliers are being prevented from entering or exiting in response to price signals, and determining disputes between Fonterra and existing or potential shareholders.
Electricity Annual Report Extract 2001-2002 PDF (184 KB) During 2001/2002 the Commission undertook a number of new regulatory and enforcement functions. The Commission undertook significant preparatory work to support the full implementation of new regulatory regimes for the telecommunications, electricity lines and dairy industries.
Electricity Annual Report Extract 2002-2003 PDF (106 KB) A new regulatory regime for electricity lines businesses was introduced through the enactment of Part 4A of the Commerce Act in August 2001. The Commission's role under this legislation is to promote the efficient operation of markets directly related to electricity distribution and transmission services through targeted control for the long-term benefit of consumers.
Briefing to Incoming Ministers August 2002 PDF (1.7 MB) The Commerce Commission (the Commission) was established under the Commerce Act 1986 (the Commerce Act). It is a Crown entity under Schedule Four of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Memorandum of Understanding Between the Minister of Commerce, Minister of Energy, Minister of Communications and the Commerce Commission, 1 July 2002 - 30 June 2003 PDF (634 KB) The objective of the Memorandum is to establish expectations of performance for the outputs to be provided by the Commission in which the respective Minister has an interest, and to establish expectations of the Commission's ownership performance. The Memorandum enables the respective Minister to monitor the Commission and hold it to account for its output delivery and performance.

2001/02

(4 documents)

Commerce Commission Annual Plan 2001-2002 PDF (246 KB) The Commerce Commission's 2001/2002 Annual Plan sets out the activities the Commission intends to undertake during the year, together with information on the way in which its resources will be allocated and its performance measured.
Commerce Commission Annual Report 2001-2002 PDF (1012 KB) This report sets out the range of activities undertaken and expenditure incurred by the Commerce Commission in the year ended 30 June 2002. The Commission this year has introduced a companion document to this Annual Report, Adjudication and Enforcement Activities of the Commerce Commission 2001/2002. This new publication provides a reference document containing comprehensive lists of the Commission's adjudication and enforcement activities for the reporting period and summaries of key adjudication decisions, investigations and prosecutions.
Dairy Industry Annual Report Extract 2001-2002 PDF (179 KB) During 2001/2002 the Commission undertook a number of new regulatory and enforcement functions. The Commission commenced preparatory work to support the full implementation of new regulatory regimes for the telecommunications, electricity lines and dairy industries.
Electricity Annual Report Extract 2001-2002 PDF (184 KB) During 2001/2002 the Commission undertook a number of new regulatory and enforcement functions. The Commission undertook significant preparatory work to support the full implementation of new regulatory regimes for the telecommunications, electricity lines and dairy industries.
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