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.
There are a number of areas the Commission will always regard as a priority due to the potential significant impact on consumers, businesses and markets in New Zealand, or because they are a core part of our statutory role.
We will continue to contribute to policy development over the coming year to ensure legislation we implement is workable and effective.
Addressing consumer harm
Identifying and addressing consumer harm is at the core of our consumer protection work. For 2018/19 our priority focus areas are:
Motor vehicle sales
Investigating non-notified mergers
Quality of service provided by electricity distributors
Improving our understanding
We will focus on further increasing our understanding of emerging technology and the digital economy and its implications for consumers, competition and regulation.