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Notices giving consumers specific information, eg about used cars, water efficiency or country of origin.
Consumer Information Standards (CIS) are created under the Fair Trading Act. They provide information about certain products and services, including their kind, grade, quantity, origin or supply.
A CIS can also describe:
The Minister can introduce a new CIS. They must:
You must comply with the CIS if you supply, offer, or advertise to supply any products or services the notices apply to.
If two or more standards apply to a product or service being supplied, they must comply with at least one.
The requirements don’t apply to goods intended for use outside NZ — these must have a statement woven or worked into or fixed onto the goods stating they are:
The statement should also be applied to the packaging or label.
New Zealand has five Consumer Information Standards in place.
Consumer Information Standards (Care Labelling) Regulations 2000(external link)
Consumer Information Standards (Country of Origin (Clothing and Footwear) Labelling) Regulations 1992(external link)
Consumer Information Standards (Fibre Content Labelling) Regulations 2000(external link)
Consumer Information Standards (Used Motor Vehicles) Regulations 2008(external link)
Consumer Information Standards (Water Efficiency) Regulations 2017(external link)
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