The NAIT legislation provides the legal authority for the NAIT scheme. The legislation is made up of three elements:
- The NAIT Act
- NAIT regulations
- NAIT standards, policies and rules
The NAIT Act and regulations
The Ministry for Primary Industries is responsible for Government and Cabinet processes required to implement the NAIT scheme - specifically the NAIT Act and regulations. This is done in consultation with NAIT Ltd.
The NAIT Act sets out the requirements that participants in the NAIT scheme must meet.
It also provides a guideline for data access and for NAIT Ltd to recover costs and enforce obligations.
The NAIT regulations cover the specific procedures for meeting the requirements of the NAIT Act.
NAIT standards, policies and rules
The NAIT Act gives NAIT Ltd the ability to issue standards, policies and rules. These are necessary for the NAIT scheme to operate.