280D Disclosure of arrival and departure information for fines enforcement purposes

(1)

The purpose of this section is to facilitate the exchange of information between the Customs and the Department to enable—

(a)

the Department to locate any person who is in serious default in the payment of any fine; and

(b)

appropriate fines enforcement action to be taken against that person.

(2)

For the purpose of this section, an authorised officer may supply to the chief executive of the Customs any identifying information about a person who is in serious default.

(3)

If, in relation to a person who is in serious default, identifying information is supplied in accordance with subsection (2), the chief executive of the Customs may compare that information with any information held by the Customs that relates to that person.

(4)

If the Customs has information relating to a person who is in serious default, the chief executive of the Customs may, for the purpose of this section, supply to an authorised officer any of the following information relating to that person held by the Customs:

(a)

the person’s full name:

(b)

the person’s date of birth:

(c)

the person’s sex:

(d)

the person’s passport number:

(e)

the person’s nationality:

(f)

if the person arrived or, as the case may be, departed by aircraft, the flight number of the aircraft:

(g)

if the person arrived or, as the case may be, departed by ship, the name of the ship:

(h)

the date on which the person arrived in, or (as the case may be) departed from, New Zealand.

(5)

The chief executive of the Customs and the chief executive of the Department may, for the purpose of this section, determine by agreement between them—

(a)

the frequency with which information may be supplied; and

(b)

the form in which information may be supplied; and

(c)

the method by which information may be supplied.

Section 280D: inserted, on 10 April 2006, by section 4 of the Customs and Excise Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 7).