This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 2011, amend the Customs and Excise Regulations 1996 (the principal regulations) to—
prescribe rules of origin for goods imported from Hong Kong, China. The rules of origin give effect to the New Zealand–Hong Kong, China Closer Economic Partnership Agreement done at Hong Kong on 29 March 2010 (the CEP Agreement) and are those set out in the CEP Agreement:
require, for certain imported goods, a certificate of origin that complies with the operational certification procedures. The operational certification procedures are those set out in certain documents exchanged between the Customs and the Trade and Industry Department of Hong Kong, China to give effect to the CEP Agreement:
The rules of origin in the CEP Agreement and the operational certification procedures are incorporated into the regulations by reference. At the time of the making of these regulations, the text of the CEP Agreement and the operational certification procedures are available at—
Access to the provisions incorporated by reference is also facilitated by the chief executive of the New Zealand Customs Service in the other ways required by section 287D of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.
Date of notification in Gazette: 25 November 2010.
These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.