We play a crucial role in ensuring New Zealand’s markets are competitive, consumers are well informed and protected, and sectors with little or no competition are appropriately regulated.

The Commission is an independent Crown entity responsible for enforcing laws relating to competition, fair trading, and consumer credit contracts. We also have regulatory responsibilities in the electricity lines, gas pipelines, telecommunications, dairy and airport sectors.

Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off because markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident market participants.

Our role

We are an independent Crown entity responsible for enforcing laws relating to competition, fair trading, and consumer credit contracts. We also have regulatory responsibilities in the electricity lines, gas pipelines, telecommunications, dairy and airport sectors.

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Our people

We have around 200 staff across our head office in Wellington and our office in Auckland.

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Our vision and strategy

Our vision and strategy sets the direction for the Commission over a 5 year period. It describes the strategies that we will follow to make New Zealanders better off.

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Our priorities

As part of our commitment to greater transparency and increasing the public's understanding of what we do and how we do it, we publish our priorities for each financial year.

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Strategic planning and accountability reporting

The Commission produces these documents to help keep you informed about the work that we do

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Careers

At the Commission we are passionate about the work that we do and having a culture where everyone is valued.

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Requesting official information

If you are looking for information from the Commission that is not publicly available on our website, you can make an official information request.

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Working with other agencies

The Commerce Commission works with other New Zealand and overseas agencies to help achieve our vision.

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Our policies and guidelines

The Commission publishes policies and guidelines to assist stakeholders to understand how we operate.

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Submissions made by the Commission

The Commission occasionally makes submissions on Government consultations, to share our views and recommendations.

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