The Regulation of Natural Health Products consultation

Published online: 
18 November 2015
Publication cover

Submissions on the Natural Health Products Regulations and Notices closed on Friday 4 March 2016. However, as the Natural Health Products Bill is yet to be passed, submissions on the Draft list of conditions about which a claim can be made and the Draft database of permitted substances remains open until 31 March 2017.

How to have your say

The Ministry welcomes all feedback. The formal consultation period for the Regulations and Notices has now closed, but there are two components you can still give feedback on, namely the draft list of permitted substances and the draft list of conditions about which a claim can be made.

Please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]

or by posting your submission to

Natural Health Products
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
Wellington 6140.

All submissions on the two lists are due by 31 March 2017 at 5pm.

After commencement of the legislation a formal process will be established for submission on these lists and there will be a fee charged for this service.


The Government is developing a new regulatory scheme for low-risk natural health products, and is interested in public feedback on the proposals outlined in the consultation document and the draft papers:

Your feedback is important because it will help shape the final proposals in the regulations, ensuring they are workable and that the purpose of the legislation is achieved. We appreciate you taking the time to make a submission.

In particular, your feedback is sought on:

  • what the regulations and notices will specify
  • labelling requirements
  • fees associated with manufacturing and selling permitted NHPs
  • type and quality of evidence used to support health benefit claims
  • manufacturing requirements
  • permitted substances
  • conditions about which claims can be made.

The Regulations are expected to come into effect shortly after the Bill is passed.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    18 November 2015
  • ISBN:
    Online: 978-0-947491-41-3
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2015. The Regulation of Natural Health Products: Consultation document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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