Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2016

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2016.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 4 July 2016.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 3 amended (Interpretation)

In regulation 3, definition of specified persons, after “Schedule 4”, insert “(if any)” in each place.

5 New regulation 3A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)

After regulation 3, insert:

3A Transitional, savings, and related provisions

The transitional, savings, and related provisions set out in Schedule 1AA have effect according to their terms.

6 Regulation 29 amended (Fees and charges)

After regulation 29(1), insert:

(1A)

The fees and charges in Parts 5 and 6 of Schedule 2 are payable for every hour and, on a pro rata basis, for every part-hour of work that is carried out by or on behalf of the regulator.

7 Regulation 30 amended (When fees and charges are payable)

In regulation 30, insert as subclause (2):

(2)

However, a fee or charge in Part 5 or 6 of Schedule 2 is payable—

(a)

on the issue of an invoice by or on behalf of the regulator; and

(b)

within the time frame specified in the invoice.

8 Regulation 34 amended (Exemption for persons connected to portfolio investors or New Zealand controlled persons)

In regulation 34(2)(b), after “Schedule 4”, insert “(if any)”.

9 Regulation 37 amended (Application for exemption)

In regulation 37(1), delete “, or class of transactions, persons, interests, rights, or assets”.

10 New Schedule 1AA inserted

Before Schedule 1, insert the Schedule 1AA set out in Schedule 1 of these regulations.

11 Schedule 2 replaced

Replace Schedule 2 with the Schedule 2 set out in Schedule 2 of these regulations.

12 Schedule 3 amended

In Schedule 3, revoke the item relating to Citicorp Services Limited.

13 Schedule 4 amended

In Schedule 4, revoke the item relating to Guinness Peat Group PLC.

Schedule 1 New Schedule 1AA inserted

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Schedule 1AA Transitional, savings, and related provisions

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Part 1 Provisions relating to Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2016

1 Transitional provision for certain applications and requests

(1)

The old fees and charges continue to apply to applications and requests made before 4 July 2016.

(2)

However, despite the date on which an application for exemption under regulation 37 by addition to Schedule 3 or Schedule 4 was or is made, the new fees and charges apply to the monitoring of compliance with the conditions of that exemption that is performed on or after 4 July 2016.

(3)

To avoid doubt, if an application is sent to the regulator in the period starting on the date that these regulations are made and ending on 3 July 2016, and that application is returned by the regulator on the basis that it cannot be decided (for example, because it does not meet the requirements for the application set out in the Act or these regulations), the new fees and charges will apply to any new application made in respect of the same matter (unless that application is made before 4 July 2016, and again subject to this subclause).

(4)

In this clause,—

new fees and charges means the fees and charges set out in Schedule 2 as replaced by the Overseas Investment Amendment Regulations 2016

old fees and charges means the fees and charges set out in Schedule 2 as in force immediately before 4 July 2016.

Schedule 2 Schedule 2 replaced

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Schedule 2 Fees and charges

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Part 1 Applications relating to transaction in category of overseas investment in sensitive land only

ApplicationDetermination by relevant Ministers or by regulator under delegation($)
For consent for a transaction involving a land decision only, on the basis of section 16(1)(e)(i) of the Act,—
(a)

where the value of the consideration to be provided for the overseas investment in sensitive land is stated in the application and is less than $1 million

Relevant Ministers or regulator22,500
(b)

where the value of the consideration to be provided for the overseas investment in sensitive land is stated in the application and is $1 million or more or is not stated in the application

Relevant Ministers or regulator29,500
For consent for a transaction involving a land decision only, on the basis of section 16(1)(e)(ii) of the Act (where section 16(1)(e)(iii) is not applicable),—
(a)

where the value of the consideration to be provided for the overseas investment in sensitive land is stated in the application and is less than $1 million

Relevant Ministers37,500
Regulator35,500
(b)

where the value of the consideration to be provided for the overseas investment in sensitive land is stated in the application and is $1 million or more or is not stated in the application

Relevant Ministers43,500
Regulator41,500
For consent for a transaction involving a land decision only, on the basis of section 16(1)(e)(ii) of the Act and where section 16(1)(e)(iii) is applicable,—
(a)

where the value of the consideration to be provided for the overseas investment in sensitive land is stated in the application and is less than $1 million

Relevant Ministers42,500
Regulator40,500
(b)

where the value of the consideration to be provided for the overseas investment in sensitive land is stated in the application and is $1 million or more or is not stated in the application

Relevant Ministers49,000
Regulator47,000
For variation of consent or conditions of consent (including addition to and revocation of conditions of consent)Relevant Ministers or regulator13,000
For each exemption under regulation 37Relevant Ministers or regulator25,500

Part 2 Applications relating to transaction in category of overseas investment in significant business assets only

Application($)
For consent for a transaction involving a business decision only32,000
For variation of consent or conditions of consent (including addition to and revocation of conditions of consent)13,000
For each exemption under regulation 3725,500

Part 3 Applications relating to transaction in categories of overseas investment in sensitive land and significant business assets

ApplicationDetermination by relevant Ministers or by regulator under delegation($)
For consent for a transaction involving a land decision and a business decisionRelevant Ministers54,000
Regulator52,000
For variation of consent or conditions of consent (including addition to and revocation of conditions of consent)Relevant Ministers or regulator13,000
For each exemption under regulation 37Relevant Ministers or regulator25,500

Part 4 Applications relating to overseas investment in fishing quota

Application($)
For consent for a transaction40,000
For variation of consent or conditions of consent (including addition to and revocation of conditions of consent)13,000
For each exemption under regulation 3740,000

Part 5 Other applications

Application($)
For each exemption under regulation 37 by addition to Schedule 3 (which relates to portfolio investors) or Schedule 4 (which relates to New Zealand controlled persons),—
(a)

application for exemption

$560 per hour
(b)

monitoring compliance with conditions of exemption

$560 per hour

Part 6 Information and services

Request($)
For provision of information or services$168 per hour

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 4 July 2016, amend the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations).

The main effect of these regulations is to restructure and increase fees and charges payable to the Overseas Investment Office. Further information on the fees and charges is set out in the regulatory impact statements.

These regulations also remove Citicorp Services Limited and Guinness Peat Group PLC from Schedules 3 and 4, respectively, of the principal regulations (which relate to exemptions from the requirement for consent provisions of the Overseas Investment Act 2005).

Regulatory impact statement

Land Information New Zealand produced regulatory impact statements on 30 March 2016 and 12 May 2016 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 June 2016.

These regulations are administered by the Treasury.