Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 2) 2015

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Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 2) 2015

Public Act
 
2015 No 100
Date of assent
 
6 November 2015
Commencement
 
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 2) 2015.

2 Commencement

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

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (the principal Act).

4 Section 54 amended (Prohibited imports)

(1)

After section 54(1)(aa), insert:

(ab)

goods designed, manufactured, or adapted with intent to facilitate the commission of a crime involving dishonesty; or

(ac)

goods that, having regard to all relevant circumstances, can reasonably be considered—

(i)

part of, or involved in, an attempt to commit a crime involving dishonesty to which section 72 of the Crimes Act 1961 applies; or

(ii)

related to a conspiracy to commit a crime involving dishonesty to which section 310 of the Crimes Act 1961 applies; or

(2)

After section 54(8), insert:

(9)

In this section, crime involving dishonesty has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Crimes Act 1961.

5 Section 56 amended (Prohibited exports)

(1)

After section 56(1)(a), insert:

(ab)

goods designed, manufactured, or adapted with intent to facilitate the commission of a crime involving dishonesty; and

(ac)

goods that, having regard to all relevant circumstances, can reasonably be considered—

(i)

part of, or involved in, an attempt to commit a crime involving dishonesty to which section 72 of the Crimes Act 1961 applies; or

(ii)

related to a conspiracy to commit a crime involving dishonesty to which section 310 of the Crimes Act 1961 applies; and

(2)

In section 56(2A), insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

crime involving dishonesty has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Crimes Act 1961

6 Section 209 amended (Offences in relation to importation or exportation of prohibited goods)

(1)

In section 209(1)(c), replace “is knowingly” with “except for the conduct described in paragraph (cab), is knowingly”.

(2)

After section 209(1)(ca), insert:

(cab)

is knowingly concerned in any importation or exportation of—

(i)

goods that are designed, manufactured, or adapted with intent to facilitate the commission of a crime involving dishonesty; or

(ii)

goods that, having regard to all relevant circumstances, can reasonably be considered—

(A)

part of, or involved in, an attempt to commit a crime involving dishonesty to which section 72 of the Crimes Act 1961 applies; or

(B)

related to a conspiracy to commit a crime involving dishonesty to which section 310 of the Crimes Act 1961 applies; or

(3)

After section 209(2), insert:

(2A)

Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1)(cab) is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years.

(4)

After section 209(6), insert:

(7)

In this section, crime involving dishonesty has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Crimes Act 1961.

Legislative history

21 October 2015

Divided from Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill (Bill 219–2) as Bill 219–3F

4 November 2015

Third reading

6 November 2015

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.