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Regulatory Harmonisation - Issues for New Zealand - WP 01/01

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  • Regulatory Harmonisation - Issues for New Zealand
  • Published: Dec 2001
  • Status: Current
  • Author: Guerin, Kevin
  • JEL Classification: H25
  • Hard copy: Available in PDF format only.
 

Regulatory Harmonisation - Issues for New Zealand

New Zealand Treasury Working Paper 01/01

Published Dec 2001

Author: Kevin Guerin

Abstract

This paper discusses aspects of harmonisation of regulatory structures (occupational, product approval etc) between jurisdictions.

The primary focus is on trans-national arrangements, but many of the issues also apply to relations between central and regional/local government, and between regional/local governments.

The paper addresses a taxonomy of harmonisation approaches, who to harmonise with, how far and in what areas, and a range of implementation issues, before reviewing some relevant EU examples, outlining existing trans-Tasman regulatory relationships and current trans-Tasman harmonisation proposals, and noting some issues relevant to local government. It does not address wider economic integration issues or currency or political union.

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