Maritime Transport Amendment Act 2000

Maritime Transport Amendment Act 2000

Public Act2000 No 71
Date of assent14 November 2000

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Maritime Transport Amendment Act 2000.

    (2) In this Act, the Maritime Transport Act 1994 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Ships not entitled to certificate of clearance until levies paid
  • Section 338 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsections (2) and (3), and substituting the following subsections:

    • (2) Where any levy is payable in respect of a contributing ship, the ship is not entitled to a certificate of clearance under section 34 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 until payment is made or evidence of earlier payment of the levy is produced to the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service.

    • (3) If the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service refuses to issue a certificate of clearance where evidence of payment of any levy payable in respect of the ship concerned is not produced, he or she must, upon request, provide reasons in writing for the decision.

Legislative history

9 November 2000Divided from the Statutes Amendment Bill (No 7) as reported from the Justice and Electoral Committee (Bill 334-A2), third reading