155D Customs officer may apply for production order


If a Customs officer believes on reasonable grounds that a person has in his or her possession, custody, or control, 1 or more documents that are evidence of, or may be of significant relevance to the investigation of, an offence against any of sections 120 to 124 in respect of imported goods, the Customs officer may apply to a District Court Judge for an order requiring the person to produce the documents for inspection by a Customs officer.


An application by a Customs officer for an order under subsection (1) must—


be in writing; and


be in the prescribed form (if any); and


be made on oath; and


set out, in reasonable detail, the grounds for the application; and


provide details of the documents in respect of which the order is sought.

Section 155D: inserted, on 7 October 2011, by section 23 of the Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 71).