Fees & ways to pay

Consulting, advice & product pre-approval

Concept & script adviceNo charge
Food or beverage product pre-approval for CF classificationNo charge

Please note that our advice services are indicative only; they do not constitute an approval of the finished commercial. Approval and classification will only be given to a completed commercial.

Approval & classification of a completed commercial

Approval of an original commercial $126
Approval of a revision or cutdown to an existing commercial $63
Approval of a minor revision to an existing commercial $32
Renewal of a previously approved commercial No charge
Technical correctionNo charge
Approval of an infomercial $275

Ways to pay

Generally, all invoices must be settled no later than the 20th day of the month following the invoice date. Payment in advance is required for new customers or if your account is overdue.

  1. By direct bank transfer

    You will find CAB's bank account details at the bottom of your invoice. When paying by direct bank transfer please ensure you quote the invoice number(s) in the 'Reference' box or send remittance advice. Without this we can't match your payment to your account.

  2. By credit card

    We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. To pay by credit card please use our secure online payment form.

    Alternatively, you can pay over the phone by calling the office on +64 9 373 2907. We need the credit card number, expiry date and name on the card.
  3. By cheque

    Please post your cheque and the remittance advice to Accounts Department, Commercial Approvals Bureau, PO Box 1298, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand.

  4. By international money transfer

    You will find our bank account number, SWIFT code and BSB number at the bottom of your invoice. However, we would prefer you pay by credit card as it is faster and cheaper for all involved.

Overdue accounts and unpaid invoices

CAB reserves the right to withdraw approval for commercials if the invoice is more that 30 days overdue. Once approval has been withdrawn the commercial cannot be broadcast in New Zealand.

CAB is required to report delinquent accounts to the credit controllers of our partner broadcasters and a credit reporting agency if the invoice is more that 90 days overdue.

In the event an overdue account is referred to a debt collection agency, the client shall be liable for all debt collection and legal charges, calculated at not less that 20% plus GST of the outstanding debt.