Call for submissions

Increasing the Transparency of the Beneficial Ownership of New Zealand Companies and Limited Partnerships

Due Date
03 Aug 2018

How to have your say

Submissions process The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) seeks written submissions on increasing the transparency of the beneficial ownership of New Zealand companies and limited partnerships. Submissions close on Friday, 3 August 2018. Download the Discussion Document.

Questions are posed throughout the document to guide your submission. Your submission may respond to any or all of these questions. Where possible, please include evidence to support your views, for example references to independent research, facts and figures, or relevant examples.

PLEASE USE THE SUBMISSION TEMPLATE PROVIDED (below). This will help us to collate submissions and ensure that your views are fully considered. You can make your submission:

Business Law Building,
Resources and Markets Ministry of Business,
Innovation and Employment PO Box 1473
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Please send any questions you have about the submissions process to:

Use of information

The information provided in submissions will be used to inform MBIE’s policy development process, and will inform advice to Ministers. We may contact submitters directly if we require clarification of any matters in submissions.

Release of information

MBIE intends to upload PDF copies of submissions received to MBIE’s website. MBIE will consider you to have consented to uploading by making a submission, unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission. 5 If your submission contains any information that is confidential or that you wish us not to publish, please:

  • indicate this on the front of the submission, with any confidential information clearly marked within the text
  • provide a separate version excluding the relevant information for publication on our website.

Submissions remain subject to request under the Official Information Act 1982. Please set out clearly in your submission or in the email accompanying your submission if you have any objection to the release of any information in the submission, and in particular, which parts you consider should be withheld, together with the reasons for withholding the information. MBIE will take such objections into account and will consult with submitters when responding to requests under the Official Information Act.

Private information

The Privacy Act 1993 establishes certain principles with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including MBIE. Any personal information you supply to MBIE in the course of making a submission will only be used for the purpose of assisting in the development of policy advice in relation to this review. Please clearly indicate in the cover letter or email accompanying your submission if you do not wish your name, or any other personal information, to be included in any summary of submissions that MBIE may publish.