This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 24 September 2009, the provisions of the Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 3) 2008 that are not already in force. The provisions brought into force—
replace existing appeal avenues against the seizure of goods by the Customs with a Customs internal review process. The internal review process enables applicants to apply to the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service for the return of goods seized. Applicants who are dissatisfied with a decision resulting from an internal review are able to appeal that decision to a Customs Appeal Authority:
give the Chief Executive a discretion to approve arrivals and departures outside of Customs places subject to any conditions the Chief Executive considers appropriate:
increase the penalties for tobacco related offences:
make technical amendments to the principal Act.
Date of notification in Gazette: 27 August 2009.
This order is administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.