Folder 2018


pdf Improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

The FOA considers that the ETS has been stalled in a number of areas for several years. It is important to move forward urgently on a transition path with emissions including an immediate commitment to a minimum level of reduction and a signal of further intent .... Submitted 20 Setpember 2018

pdf A Better ETS For Forestry

Emissions pricing is a key tool for achieving emissions reductions because it encourages businesses to take the cost of their emissions into account when making investment decisions. Forest offsetting of emissions is a valuable tool for New Zealand to manage the transition to a low carbon economy but should not be a basis of deferring action by emitters. Such a delay in taking action will only serve to make the transition harder and more costly ... Submitted 20 September 2018

pdf Climate Change Forestry Sector Changes to the ETS

MPI consultation on twelve changes to the ETS, three significant and nine technical.  Our submission was sent on 3 July 2018.

pdf Submission on the Productivity Commission Low Emissions Draft Report

FOA submission on the proposed mechanisms for achieving a low emissions ecomony.  Submitted 8 June 2018.

pdf Research and Development Tax Incentive Proposal

The Government has announced its intention to introduce a Research and development (R&D) tax incentive in 2019 to help more businesses undertake a greater amount of R&D. This is the FOA's submission

pdf Tax Working Group - Future of Tax

Submission examining the structure, fairness and balance of the tax system over the next decade and beyond

pdf P3640 Committee: DZ 3640 and P3602 Committee - Draft Standards

P3640 Committee: DZ 3640: Preservation of timber and wood-based products
P3602 Committee: Draft revision to NZS 3602:2003: Timber and wood-based products for use in buildings

pdf Approval to import ethanedinitrile (EDN), a fumigant for use on timber/logs under commercial conditions

Draslovka, a Czech-based firm, has applied for approval to register and import ethanedinitrile (EDN) into New Zealand as an alternative to the fumigant methyl bromide which is used for export logs and timber at New Zealand ports.

pdf Overseas Investment Act - Including forestry rights as sensitive land

Our Submission - Cutting rights are an arrangement that needs encouragement not impediments.
Introducing such change now on the basis that it might be needed in the future is unjustified ...