Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997

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Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997

Public Act
1997 No 60
Date of assent
20 August 1997
see section 1(2)

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


1Short Title and commencement
3Meaning of participating jurisdiction
4Meaning of registration
6Operation of this Act in relation to Australia
7Act to bind the Crown
9Place of production
10Trans-Tasman mutual recognition principle in relation to goods
11Section 10 not to affect operation of certain laws
12Defences to offences regarding sale
13Goods that comply with local law
14Equivalent occupation
15Trans-Tasman mutual recognition principle in relation to occupations
16Section 15 not to affect operation of certain laws
17Entitlement to registration and continued registration
18Residence or domicile irrelevant
19Notification to local registration authority
20Action following notice
21Postponement of registration
22Refusal of registration
24Deemed registration
25Imposition of conditions on deemed registration
26Activities under deemed registration
27Application of relevant law to deemed registration
28Cessation of deemed registration
29Declarations as to equivalence of occupations
30Declarations by Tribunal
31Declarations by Ministers
32Disciplinary action
33Furnishing information
34Receiving information
35Applicant may obtain information from local registration authority
36General responsibilities of local registration authorities
37Formalities requiring personal attendance
39Laws prescribing fees and conditions
41Trans-Tasman Occupations Tribunal
42Functions of Tribunal
43Effect on decision
44Orders by Tribunal
45Co-operation with Australian Tribunal
46Membership of Tribunal
47Appointment and term of office of Chairperson
49Deputy Chairperson
50Vacation of office by Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson
51Remuneration and travelling allowances
52Members of Tribunal not personally liable
53Parties to review
55Procedure at conferences
56Conference chairperson’s participation in hearing
57Evidence not admissible
58Power of Tribunal if parties reach agreement
59Hearing in absence of parties
60Avoidance of unnecessary formality
61Sittings of Tribunal
62Procedure of Tribunal
64Witness summons
65Service of summons
66Witnesses’ allowances
67Privileges and immunities
68Non-attendance or refusal to co-operate
69Contempt of Tribunal
71Stating case for High Court
72Appeal on question of law
74New Zealand member of Australian Tribunal
75Meaning of endorsed
76Interpretation of schedules
78Amendments to Schedule 1
79Permanent exemptions
80Amendments to Schedule 2
81Special exemptions
82Amendments to Schedule 3
83Amendments to Schedules 2 and 3
84Exempt occupations
85Amendments to Schedule 4
86Regulations relating to temporary exemptions
87Regulations continuing temporary exemptions
88Amendments to Law Practitioners Act 1982 [Repealed]
Reprint notes

An Act to provide for the recognition in New Zealand of regulatory standards adopted in Australia regarding goods and occupations