155C Chief executive may require person to appear and answer questions concerning goods in control of Customs

(1)

If a Customs officer believes on reasonable grounds that goods in the control of the Customs have been imported in breach of this Act, the chief executive may, by notice in writing, require any person whom the Customs officer believes to have imported the goods, or any person whom the Customs officer believes to have acted as agent of that person, to appear before a Customs officer and to answer questions that the Customs officer considers relevant to determining whether the goods should be seized under section 155A or released.

(2)

A notice under this section requiring a person to appear before a Customs officer and to answer questions must—

(a)

be in the prescribed form; and

(b)

specify the Customs officer before whom the person must appear; and

(c)

specify a reasonable time and place at which the person must appear; and

(d)

be served on the person—

(i)

by delivering it to him or her in person; or

(ii)

by posting it to the person’s address or delivering it to a box at a document exchange that the person is using at the time; or

(iii)

by sending it by fax machine to a telephone number used by the person for the transmission of documents by fax; or

(iv)

if the person is a registered user of the JBMS (within the meaning of section 131A of the Customs and Excise Act 1996), by transmitting it by electronic means to the person in accordance with the normal procedure of operation of the JBMS in relation to that person.

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

Section 155C(2)(d)(iv): amended, on 24 June 2014, by section 38(4)(a) of the Customs and Excise (Border Processing—Trade Single Window and Duties) Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 10).

Section 155C(2)(d)(iv): amended, on 24 June 2014, by section 38(4)(b) of the Customs and Excise (Border Processing—Trade Single Window and Duties) Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 10).