Consolidated TPP Text – Annex III – Schedule of New Zealand

Headnotes

1. Commitments under Chapter 11 (Financial Services) are undertaken subject to the limitations and conditions set forth in the explanatory notes to Annex III, these headnotes and the Schedule below.

2. For entries in Section A, Description sets out the non-conforming measure for which the entry is made.

3. For entries in Section A, all elements of the entry shall be considered in their totality for the purposes of its interpretation.

4. For entries in Section B, where an inconsistency arises in relation to the interpretation of an entry, the Description element of the entry shall prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

5. In accordance with Article 11.10 (Non-Conforming Measures), the Articles specified in the Obligations Concerned element of an entry do not apply to measures identified in the Description element of that entry.

6. To clarify New Zealand’s commitment with respect to Article 11.5 (Market Access for Financial Institutions), juridical persons supplying financial services and constituted under the laws of New Zealand are subject to non-discriminatory limitations on juridical form.Footnote 1

7. Article 11.10(1)(c) (Non-Conforming Measures) shall not apply to non-conforming measures relating to paragraph (b) of Article 11.5 (Market Access for Financial Institutions).

8. For transparency purposes and in accordance with Article 11.10.3 (Non-Conforming Measures), non-conforming measures set out in New Zealand’s Schedules to Annex I and Annex II as not subject to Article 9.4 (National Treatment), Article 9.5 (Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment), Article 9.11 (Senior Management and Boards of Directors), Article 10.3 (National Treatment) or Article 10.4 (Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment) or, including those entries that apply to all sectors or financial services, shall be treated as non-conforming measures not subject to Article 11.3 (National Treatment), Article 11.4 (Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment) or Article 11.9 (Senior Management and Boards of Directors), to the extent that the measure, sector, subsector or activity set out in the entry is covered by Chapter 11 (Financial Services).

9. For greater certainty, the measures that New Zealand may take in accordance with Article 11.11.1 (Exceptions), provided they meet the requirements of that Article, include those governing:

Annex III - Section A

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

Insurance and insurance-related services

Obligations Concerned:

National Treatment (Article 11.3)

Market Access for Financial Institutions (Article 11.5)

Cross-Border Trade (Article 11.6)

Level of Government:

Central

Measures:

Commodity Levies Act 1990

Commodity Levies Amendment Act 1995

Kiwifruit Industry Restructuring Act 1999 and regulations

Description:

The provision of crop insurance for wheat can be restricted in accordance with the Commodity Levies Amendment Act 1995 (CLA).  Section 4 of the CLA provides for the use of funds derived under a mandatory commodity levy on wheat growers to be used for the purpose of funding a scheme insuring wheat crops against damage or loss.

The provision of insurance intermediation services related to the export of kiwifruit can be restricted in accordance with the Kiwifruit Industry Restructuring Act 1999 and regulations relating to the export marketing of kiwifruit.

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

Banking and other financial services (excluding insurance)

Obligations Concerned:

Senior Management and Boards of Directors (Article 11.9)

Level of Government:

Central

Measures:

Kiwisaver Act 2006

Description:

At least one director of a corporate trustee and one director of a fund manager of a registered Kiwisaver scheme must be a New Zealand resident.

Annex III - Section B

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

Insurance and insurance-related services

Obligations Concerned:

Market Access for Financial Institutions (Article 11.5)

Cross-Border Trade (Article 11.6)

Senior Management and Boards of Directors (Article 11.9)

Description:

New Zealand reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure with respect to the supply of:

Existing Measures:

Accident Compensation Act 2001

Earthquake Commission Act 1993

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

Banking and other financial services (excluding insurance)

Obligations Concerned:

National Treatment (Article 11.3)

Market Access for Financial Institutions (Article 11.5)

Description:

New Zealand reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure with respect to the establishment or operation of exchanges, securities markets or futures markets.

For greater certainty, this reservation does not apply to financial institutions participating in, or seeking to participate in, any such exchange, securities market or futures market.

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

Banking and other financial services (excluding insurance)

Obligations Concerned:

National Treatment (Article 11.3)

Market Access for Financial Institutions (Article 11.5)

Senior Management and Boards of Directors (Article 11.9)

Description:

New Zealand reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure with respect to the establishment or operation of any unit trust, market or other facility established for the trade in, or allotment or management of, securities in the co-operative dairy company arising from the amalgamation authorised under the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001, or any successor body.

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

Insurance and insurance-related services

Obligations Concerned:

National Treatment (Article 11.3)

Market Access for Financial Institutions (Article 11.5)

Cross-Border Trade (Article 11.6)

Description:

New Zealand reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure with respect to insurance and insurance-related services for industry marketing boards established for products under the following CPC codes:

Existing Measures:

Commodity Levies Act 1990

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

All

Obligations Concerned:

Senior Management and Boards of Directors (Article 11.9)

Description:

New Zealand reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure that requires all companies to have one or more directors, of whom at least one must:

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

All

Obligations Concerned:

Market Access for Financial Institutions (Article 11.5)

Cross-Border Trade (Article 11.6)

Description:

New Zealand reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure with respect to:

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

All

Obligations Concerned:

National Treatment (Article 11.3)

Description:

New Zealand reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure that provides a subsidy or grant to any entities that are controlled, or wholly or partially owned, by the government and that may conduct financial operations, including measures taken in relation to the privatisation of such entities.

Sector:

Financial Services

Sub-Sector:

All

Obligations Concerned:

National Treatment (Article 11.3)

Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment (Article 11.4)

Description:

New Zealand reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure that provides a subsidy or grant to any entity that is systemically important to the infrastructure of the financial market, including:

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