Telecommunications Operators (Commerce Commission Costs) Levy Amendment Regulations 2022

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Telecommunications Operators (Commerce Commission Costs) Levy Amendment Regulations 2022

Cindy Kiro, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of May 2022

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 11 of the Telecommunications Act 2001

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications made in accordance with section 13 of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Telecommunications Operators (Commerce Commission Costs) Levy Amendment Regulations 2022.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 July 2022.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 4 amended (Levy on telecommunications operators)

(1)

In regulation 4(2), replace “For the financial years beginning on 1 July 2018, 1 July 2019, 1 July 2020, and 1 July 2021” with “For the financial year beginning on 1 July 2022 and each subsequent financial year”.

(2)

5 Regulation 6 amended (Minister must notify levy amount)

In regulation 6, delete “, or Schedule 2, as applicable”.

6 Schedule 1 amended

(1)

In the Schedule 1 heading, delete for financial years beginning 1 July 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

(2)

In Schedule 1, clause 1, table, item relating to information disclosure regulation, replace “Northpower Fibre Limited, Northpower LFC2 Limited, UltraFast Fibre Limited” with “Northpower Fibre Limited, Tuatahi First Fibre Limited”.

7 Schedule 2 revoked

Revoke Schedule 2.

 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 1 July 2022, amend the Telecommunications Operators (Commerce Commission Costs) Levy Regulations 2019 (the principal regulations).

The principal regulations impose levies on telecommunications operators regulated under the Telecommunications Act 2001, including a sub-levy that applies to all such operators. Telecommunications operators who are subject to information disclosure and price-quality regulation are subject to additional sub-levies that relate to those functions.

Currently, the sub-levy structure will end on 30 June 2022, so that from 1 July 2022 a single levy will apply.

The effect of this amendment is to preserve the existing sub-levy structure under Schedule 1.

Schedule 2, which would have implemented the single levy structure, is revoked.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 May 2022.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.