Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 3) 2008 Commencement Order 2009

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Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 3) 2008 Commencement Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 24th day of August 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2(3) of the Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 3) 2008, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 3) 2008 Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of provisions of Customs and Excise Amendment Act (No 3) 2008 not already in force

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

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.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 27 August 2009.

This order is administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.