Recently, CMA met with representatives of the New Zealand Ministry of Health as part of our representation on the ComTech forum, to discuss the progress and implementation of the new regulatory scheme for Natural Health Products in NZ, and how Australia and CMA can be involved in the process, supported by our lengthy experience in a medicinal regulatory scheme for natural and complementary medicines.
The New Zealand Therapeutic Products Bill received Royal assent and became the Therapeutic Products Act 2023 (the TP Act) on 26 July 2023. Most provisions in the Act will not come into effect until 1 September 2026 at which time transition arrangements to the new regulatory scheme will begin. Under the Act, natural health products (NHPs) will have their own regulations and a new regulator.
Please read CMA's full member alert for more information and details.