Standards Act 1988

  • repealed
  • Standards Act 1988: repealed, on 1 March 2016, by section 46(1) of the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015 (2015 No 91).

Functions and powers of Council

10 Functions of Council

(1)

The primary functions of the Council shall be to develop standards and to promote, encourage, and facilitate the use of standards in New Zealand with the object of—

(a)

improving the quality of goods or services, having regard to economy in their production or supply; or

(b)

promoting standardisation in industry, trade, or commerce; or

(c)

encouraging and facilitating industrial development, trade, or commerce; or

(d)

promoting public or occupational safety, health, or welfare; or

(e)

minimising environmental risks; or

(f)

promoting social responsibility.

(2)

Without limiting the effect of subsection (1), the Council’s functions shall include the following:

(a)

to prepare draft standards and, when satisfactory to the Council, to approve and promulgate them as New Zealand standards:

(b)

to examine standards of other standards organisations and, if the Council considers it appropriate, to adopt and promulgate them (with or without modification) as New Zealand standards or to endorse them as suitable for use in New Zealand:

(c)

to examine New Zealand standards and, if the Council considers it appropriate, to revoke them or approve and promulgate standards to replace or modify them:

(ca)

to recommend specifications other than standards:

(d)

to undertake and promote research and educational work in connection with the development and use of standards and other specifications:

(e)

to adopt and regulate the use of standard marks in relation to goods, services, processes, or practices:

(f)

to register under the Trade Marks Act 2002 as certification trade marks standard marks adopted by the Council:

(g)

to co-operate with other standards organisations and organisations or persons with similar or related functions with a view to furthering the functions of the Council, and to become a member of or affiliate to any such organisation as the Council considers appropriate:

(h)

to co-operate and promote New Zealand’s participation in the preparation of international standards and other specifications and in their promulgation:

(i)

to perform any other functions conferred on it by or under this or any other enactment or that the Minister may direct it to perform in accordance with section 112 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

(3)

The Council shall, as part of its processes leading to the approval, adoption, endorsement, or revocation of standards, invite public comment and consult and co-operate with Government and local government bodies, persons engaged in industry, trade, and commerce, consumer groups, and other persons with a view to ensuring as far as reasonably practicable that the Council’s decisions with respect to the approval, adoption, endorsement, or revocation of any standard are supported by the bodies and persons having an interest in the standard.

(4)

If any New Zealand standard is cited in any Act or regulation, the Council shall not amend, revise, revoke, or replace that standard except with the approval of the Minister who is for the time being charged with the administration of the Act or regulation.

Compare: 1965 No 59 ss 16, 17

Section 10(1)(d): amended, on 26 September 2006, by section 7(1) of the Standards Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 44).

Section 10(1)(e): added, on 26 September 2006, by section 7(1) of the Standards Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 44).

Section 10(1)(f): added, on 26 September 2006, by section 7(1) of the Standards Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 44).

Section 10(2)(ca): inserted, on 26 September 2006, by section 7(2) of the Standards Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 44).

Section 10(2)(d): amended, on 26 September 2006, by section 7(3) of the Standards Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 44).

Section 10(2)(f): amended, on 20 August 2003, by section 201 of the Trade Marks Act 2002 (2002 No 49).

Section 10(2)(h): amended, on 26 September 2006, by section 7(4) of the Standards Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 44).

Section 10(2)(i): amended, on 26 September 2006, by section 7(5) of the Standards Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 44).