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Standards New Zealand (Standards NZ) is New Zealand's internationally recognised national standards body, responsible for managing the development and publication of standards and standards-related products and solutions. We also publish and sell New Zealand, joint Australian/New Zealand and international standards.

Established in 1932, Standards NZ has been a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) since 2016, pursuant to the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015.

As a part of MBIE, Standards New Zealand is well placed to engage with a wide range of government agencies and provide new opportunities for standards to be adopted as a means for supporting existing and planned government regulations.

Our extensive experience also means that our products and services(1) carry a reputation for being trusted, authoritative, accurate, credible and influential. Over the years, we have forged and maintained strong working relationships with a wide range of government organisations, industry groups and international standards bodies and organisations.

As New Zealand’s country representative for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via a New Zealand National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), we ensure New Zealand has a voice in the international standards community by participating in international standards development activities, forums, workshops, and meetings.

Our international connections have ensured that we keep up to date with the latest standards innovations, and that we are strongly aligned to international good practice for standards development, with New Zealand standards being recognised internationally.

For a brief overview of Standards New Zealand, visit our YouTube channel.(external link)

1. Examples include New Zealand standards, joint Australian/New Zealand standards, publicly available specifications, technical specifications, reviews and reports, and adoptions of international standards.