Natural health products

Natural health products industry questionnaire

If you are part of the natural health products industry, we would be grateful if you could help us by completing a questionnaire. Precise answers are welcome but not necessary. Indicative answers are also acceptable. We estimate the questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The questionnaire closes 5pm, 7 April 2019.


The Government is currently considering its approach to regulating natural health products. This work follows its decision in November 2017 to not reinstate the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill.

Alongside this work, the Government is progressing the Therapeutic Products Bill to regulate medicines and medical devices. A draft of this Bill is currently out for consultation (until 18 April). It is useful to note that natural health products are currently, and inadvertently, captured by the Therapeutic Products Bill and work is underway to exclude natural health products (including rongoā Māori) from the Bill before it is introduced to Parliament later in 2019. Excluding natural health products from the Therapeutic Products Bill will enable work on how best to regulate natural health products to be considered as a separate matter, and for the work on the Therapeutic Products Bill to continue.

Read more about the Therapeutic Products Bill: Therapeutic products regulatory regime

The Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985 expire in on 1 March 2021. The expiry date will be extended if new legislation has not come into force by then.

This website will be updated with further information about the regulation of natural health products as work progresses.

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