The Natural Health Products Bill

NPNZ strongly supports the Bill’s passage into law as soon as possible because we believe it will be good for the industry, good for consumers and good for NZ Inc. We remain committed to representing our members’ interests and are working closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure that the Regulations are fair, reasonable and workable for all concerned.


General Information

NPNZ Submission on the Natural Health Products Bill

What is the difference between the Natural Health Products Bill (Act) and the Regulations?

Natural Health Products Bill Frequently Asked Questions (web version)

Natural Health Products Bill Frequently Asked Questions (PDF version)

Natural Health Products Flyer (for use by retailers, sales reps etc)

NHP Bill will benefit NZers Feb-2016 (press release)


NPNZ updates

Newsletter 10 June 2016: Updates on the Regulations’ progress (particularly re: intellectual property, proprietary ingredients, export ingredients and costs)

NZ Herald 6 July 2016:  Phil Rasmussen: Health products bill benefit to all

Media Release 15 June 2017:  Manufacturers call for a stop to misinformation about Natural Health Products Bill 


Ministry of Health updates

MOH Update 28 October:  Deadline extension for PSL submissions

MOH Update 26 September:  The Natural Health Products Bill and Regulations Update

MOH Update 24 May: Extension to Deadline for Permitted Substances List

MOH Update 18 May: Permitted substances committee established

MOH Update 9 May:  Have your say on medicine reclassification

MOH Update 22 March: Your feedback needed on permitted substances and conditions



In the news media

Listen to Alison representing NPNZ’s views in a strong Radio NZ debate with a Natural Products Bill detractor:  LISTEN HERE



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