The ownership of sensitive assets by overseas persons reflects New Zealand’s best interests.

Focus areas

  1. Transparency
  2. Influence

 

1. Transparency

On net benefits to New Zealand from overseas investments.

Priorities 1 - 2 years

  • We trial and evaluate a report that assesses the net benefits to New Zealand of overseas investment in sensitive assets. (Operational)

Priorities 3 - 5 years

  • We publish overseas investment information to inform public debate about its value. (Operational)

Extent of change

Progression
Already envisaged and consistent with the service model; requires development.

 

2. Influence

The evolution of the overseas investor system over time.

Priorities 1 - 2 years

  • We anticipate future priorities for sensitive assets and ensure that policy proposals are well-informed by operational options. (Functional)

Priorities 3 - 5 years

  • We work with Treasury and other agencies to influence the long-term evolution of the overseas investor system. (Functional)

Extent of change

Moderate
Implies an additional role and capability, and progressive shift in relationship with Treasury.