18 Customs facilities in Customs controlled areas

(1)

The licensee of any Customs controlled area licensed under this Act shall provide and maintain such operating areas, accommodation, facilities, buildings, equipment, and storage as the chief executive shall determine are reasonably necessary and suitable for the carrying out of the functions and responsibilities of the Customs.

(2)

Subject to subsection (3), the licensee may levy the Customs such charge or charges as are reasonable for any operating areas, accommodation, facilities, buildings, equipment, and storage provided in accordance with subsection (1).

(3)

Notwithstanding anything in the Airport Authorities Act 1966, no charge shall be levied on the Customs in respect of any operating area in a Customs controlled area where that operating area is used for—

(a)

the processing of persons arriving in or departing from New Zealand; or

(b)

the processing of craft arriving in or departing from New Zealand; or

(c)

the processing of postal articles arriving in or departing from New Zealand.

(4)

The licensee of every Customs controlled area shall store goods subject to the control of the Customs in such manner and in such location as the chief executive may direct.

(5)

The licensee shall be advised by notice in writing of any determination of the chief executive under subsection (1) or any direction of the chief executive under subsection (4).

(6)

A licensee who is dissatisfied with a determination by the chief executive under subsection (1) or a direction by the chief executive under subsection (4) may, within 20 working days after the date on which notice of the determination or direction is given, appeal to a Customs Appeal Authority against that determination or direction.

Compare: 1966 No 19 s 33; 1992 No 30 s 3(1)

Section 18 heading: amended, on 2 July 2004, by section 7 of the Customs and Excise Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 55).