Heading: inserted, on 6 March 2007, by section 6 of the Customs and Excise Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 9).
(1) This section applies to any Customs place or Customs controlled area that is used by persons arriving in or departing from New Zealand.
(2) A Customs officer may erect a sign prohibiting in a place or area to which this section applies the use of any electronic communication device identified on the sign (by words, or images, or both).
(3) If a sign has been erected in a place under subsection (2), a Customs officer may require a person in that place not to use, or to stop using, an electronic communication device identified on the sign.
(4) Every person must comply with a requirement by a Customs officer under subsection (3).
(5) In this section, electronic communication device includes an electronic communication device (except for a device that is being used to assist with a disability) that is capable of any or all of the following actions:
(a) transmitting sound:
(b) computing information:
(c) functioning as a telephone:
(d) communicating in any other way using any technology (including telecommunication, radiocommunication, and broadcasting technology).
Section 32A: inserted, on 6 March 2007, by section 6 of the Customs and Excise Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 9).