Regulatory impact statements

Whenever policy work might make, change, or repeal Acts or regulations, government departments must do regulatory impact analysis.


What to expect in a regulatory impact statement

A regulatory impact statement (RIS) is a government agency document that summarises an agency's best advice to its Minister and Cabinet, including:

  • a definition of the problem to be addressed
  • the objectives of any solution proposed
  • the full range of practical options and an analysis of each one
  • any consultation done
  • how the solution will be implemented, monitored, and reviewed.

A RIS should be an objective, balanced presentation of the analysis of the impact a policy change is likely to have. It needs to explain and justify conclusions the agency reached. By publishing all RIS after decisions are made, Government ensures its decisions are transparent to the public.

The Treasury offers a detailed guide on regulatory impact analysis, how to prepare a RIS, and quality assurance for all proposals. Treasury also publishes all government departments' RIS.

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Amateur charter vessel registration and reporting - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Amending the Cost Recovery Arrangements for Export Certification - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Amendment of the Akaroa Harbour Taiapure boundary - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Amendment to the Dairy Industry (Herd Testing and New Zealand Dairy Core Database) Regulations 2001 - Research Exemption Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement

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Amendment to the Dairy Industry (Herd Testing and New Zealand Dairy Core Database) Regulations 2001 to adopt revised Herd Testing Standard (NZS 8100) Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement

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Amendments to the American Foulbrood National Pest Management Plan - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Amendments to the Veterinarians Act 1994 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Amendments to Veterinarians (Fees) Regulations 1999 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Animal testing of finished cosmetic products and ingredients used in cosmetics - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Animal Welfare (Calves) Regulations 2016 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2010 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Approval of National Animal Identification System - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Aquaculture Legislation Reform - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Aquaculture Legislation Reform Paper 2: further proposals and report back - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Aquaculture Legislation Reform Paper: Fisheries (Aquaculture Compensation) Regulations - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Aquaculture Legislation Reform Paper: Maori commercial aquaculture claims settlement final recommendations - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Aquaculture Legislation Reform Paper: undue adverse effects test - further options to provide a bettter balance between fishing and aquaculture - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Aquaculture Legislation Reform proposed new 300-ha marine farm zone off Coromandel final recommendations - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Aquaculture Legislation Reform table summary of information - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Biosecurity (Costs) Regulations - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Biosecurity (Notifiable Organisms) Order 2010 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Biosecurity (small scale organism management) amendment order 2009 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Blue cod regulatory review of the Marlborough Sounds and Challenger East areas - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Charges for Raw Milk Businesses - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Commodity Levies Act 1990: Application for Levies on Feijoas (2001) Regulatory Impact and Compliance Cost Statement

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Commodity Levies on Vegetables Seven Applications Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement Fin paper

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Commodity Levy Order on Avocados Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement Fin paper application

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Commodity Levy Order on Blackcurrants Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement Fin paper application

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Commodity Levy Order on Blueberries Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement Fin paper application

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Commodity Levy Order on Deer Products Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement Fin paper application

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Commodity Levy Order on Feijoas Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement Fin paper application

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Commodity Levy Order on Milksolids Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Cost Statement Application

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Commodity Levy Order on Orchard Fruit Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Costs Statement Fin paper application

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Commodity Levy Order on Satsum Mandarins Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Cost Statement Application

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Cost recovery for biosecurity and food safety

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Cost Recovery for Tranche 1 of the Joint Border Management System - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Customary Regulations for the Southern Titi/Muttonbird Islands - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Dairy Industry (Application Fees and Fonterra Levy) Regulations 2004 Regulatory Impact And Business Compliance Costs Statement

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Dairy Industry Restructuring (Raw Milk) Regulations – options for amendments to ensure objectives are met - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Dairy Industry Restructuring Act - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Data Protection for Agricultural Compounds - Regulatory Impact Statement

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East Coast Forestry Project: Changes to Administration - Regulatory Impact Statement

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East Otago Taiapure regulatory interventions - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Emissions Trading Scheme - Agriculture Sector - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Emissions Trading Scheme - proposed changes to the Regulations for Agriculture - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Emissions Trading Scheme Forestry Regulations, post-1989 Forests - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Ensuring flexibility for Notified User Regime under the Fisheries Act 1996 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Establishing cost recovery regulations to support the Food Act 2014

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Extension of the Pro-Competition provisions of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Fonterra’s milk price setting, capital restructure and share valuation - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Food Safety Law Reform Bill: additional policy proposals - Regulatory impact statement

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Food Safety Law Reform Bill: policy proposals - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Forests Act Amendment Bill 2010 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Fortification of Bread with Folic Acid - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Game Industry Board Regulations 1985 Regulatory Impact And Business Compliance Costs Statement Amendments

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Government Industry Agreements - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Government Response to the Ministerial Enquiry on Foreign Charter Vessels - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Implementing the Border Clearance Levy - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Implementing the Border Clearance Levy: Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement

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International Passenger Clearance Funding Bill - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Introduction of all Rig Stocks to Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Introduction of all School Shark Stocks to Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Levy to Fund the American FoulBrood National Pest Management Strategy Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Cost Statement Application

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Meat Board Restructuring - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Minimum legal diameter for fyke net escape tubes in the North and Chatham Islands - Regulatory Impact Statement

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National Animal Identification and Tracing Scheme: regulations to implement an infringement scheme, and establish a data access panel - Regulatory Impact Statement

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National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry - Regulatory Impact Statement

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National Pest Management Plan Pseudomonas Syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa-V) and Psa-V Levy Order - Regulatory Impact Statement

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National Policy Direction for Pest Management 2015 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Options to amend the Animal Welfare Act 1999 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Permanent Forest Sink Initiative Regulatory Impact and Business Compliance Cost Statement

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Policy for the Biosecurity Amendment Bill - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Process for the Minister for Primary Industries to Assign Responsibility for a Decision on a Harmful Organism or Pathway

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Proposals for regulations under the Food Act 2014 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Proposed amendements to the ACVM Regulation 2001 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Proposed amendments to the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority Act 1987 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Proposed recreational harvest regulations for the Maketu Taiāpure - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Proposed Separation of South Island Eel Stocks - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Protection of oceanic whitetip shark - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Recreational bag limit changes for bluenose and blue cod stocks - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Recreational bag limits and minimum legal size in the Auckland (East) snapper (SNA 1) fishery - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Regulation 11 of the Fisheries Challenger Area Commercial Fishing Regulations 1986 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Regulations to eliminate shark finning in New Zealand fisheries - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Regulatory amendment to support introduction of attached bladder kelp stocks in Fishery Management Areas 3 and 4 into the Quota Management System - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Regulatory amendments to support introduction of Patagonian toothfish into the Quota Management System - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Regulatory amendments to support management measures for basking sharks to give effect to New Zealand's international obligations - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Removal of fee charged to vessel operators for observers to supervise returning fish to the sea - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Removal of provisions to carry forward unfished annual catch entitlements for the southern bluefin tuna stock STN 1 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Requirements on Livestock Improvement Corporation and the role of the Access Panel - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Return to sea of kina - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Review of amateur regulations relating to rock lobster in the Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Area - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Review of Bioseucrity Border Clearance Charges 2009 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Review of Live Animal and Germplasm Export Certification Charges - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Review of regulatory controls for selected rock lobster stocks - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Review of Selected Cattle Identification and Tracing Systems Worldwide - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Review of the Biosecurity (Ruminant Protein) Regulations 1999 - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Review of the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Strategy - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Review of the recreational blue cod fishing rules in Doubtful, Thompson, and Bradshaw Sounds, Fiordland - Regulatory Impact Statement

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RIS - Data Protection for Agricultural Compounds

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RIS - Marlborough Sounds Salmon Farms: Meeting environmental, social, cultural & economic objectives

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Sale of Raw Milk to Consumers

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Set netting in a defined area on the East Coast of the South Island - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Southern bluefin tuna Annual Catch Entitlement carry-forward provisions - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Transfer of the Dairy Core Database and Herd Improvement Regulatory Review - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Use of underwater breathing apparatus (UBA) in selected shellfish fisheries - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Walking Access - organisational structure, legislation and funding - Regulatory Impact Statement

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West Coast South Island: Proposed Marine Protected Areas (using fisheries regulations) - Regulatory Impact Statement

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Wool Board disestablishment - Regulatory Impact Statement

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