Submissions on the Natural Health Products Bill are due by 24th February.
This is an important bill that could either support New Zealanders access to natural health products
and help protect NZ businesses and jobs
– or reduce the range of products,
force up prices
and cause job losses and business failures.
Please get informed about the bill and make a submission.
The Natural Health Products Bill was developed as an agreement between the National Party and the Green Party as an alternative to NZ natural health products being regulated under a joint Australia-NZ therapeutic products agency – as had been the preference of the previous Labour-led government.
The bill may be downloaded from the following link: http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/PB/Legislation/Bills/b/c/8/00DBHOH_BILL11034_1-Natural-Health-Products-Bill.htm
The regulatory impact statement for the bill may be read at this link:
This bill will have a major impact on natural health in NZ; we need it to make a positive impact, not a negative impact. Please take the time to make a submission on the bill. If you would like more information please go to these links http://www.naturalmedicine.net.nz/health-activism/ (scroll to the bottom of the page) and also visit http://www.healthfreedom.co.nz/-natural-products-bill-2012.html and sign up for updates.
If you can possibly do so, please take the time to make a submission. It is crucial that the government receives a strong message that New Zealanders value access to good quality, affordably priced natural health products – and we want a bill that will help to protect NZ businesses and jobs.