The Ministry for the Environment has announced today the official ban on the sale and manufacturing of certain types of products containing plastic microbeads.
A group of health experts have called for the government to take drastic measures around tightening restrictions around the sale of tobacco products.
New GST legislation for digital services comes into effect tomorrow in New Zealand, but Booksellers NZ and Retail NZ are critical of it. They say while this is good news for big players like Sky TV, the Government is missing the opportunity to collect revenue from low-value goods bought online.
A passionate debate has been playing out in the public sphere over the proposed Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill before parliament. We’ve rounded up a selection of views for and against the Bill from around the web, and invite you to share yours.
With Easter fast approaching, its trading laws are a talking point once again. Tourism New Zealand has backed Retail NZ’s stance and is calling for a national approach to the laws. This follows the bill introduced by the Government last year that puts local councils in control of Easter trading hours.
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The Government has announced that it may implement tax on digital goods from as early as next year. As for other goods from overseas websites, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says the Government realises it’s an important issue to retailers, but it needs to work through “logistical issues” so it doesn’t inconvenience consumers.