Customs Import Prohibition (Southern Bluefin Tuna) Order 2013

Reprint
as at 12 December 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Customs Import Prohibition (Southern Bluefin Tuna) Order 2013

(SR 2013/337)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 26th day of August 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.


Pursuant to section 54 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, and being of the opinion that the prohibition effected by this order is necessary in the public interest, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Customs Import Prohibition (Southern Bluefin Tuna) Order 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 October 2013.

    Order: confirmed, on 12 December 2014, by section 9(a) of the Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Act 2014 (2014 No 70).

3 Expiry
  • This order expires at the close of 1 October 2016.

4 Interpretation
  • In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    catch monitoring form means the catch monitoring form issued by the Commission in accordance with the Resolution

    Commission means the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna established under the Convention

    Convention means the Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna that was opened for signature at Canberra on 10 May 1993

    meat, in relation to southern bluefin tuna, means its flesh and does not include its head, eyes, roe, fins, gills, gill covers, guts, or tail

    re-export/export after landing of domestic product form means the re-export/export after landing of domestic product form issued by the Commission in accordance with the Resolution

    Resolution means the Resolution on the Implementation of a CCSBT Catch Documentation Scheme that was adopted in October 2009 and entered into force on 1 January 2010, as amended from time to time

    southern bluefin tuna

    • (a) means any living or dead fish of the species Thunnus maccoyii; and

    • (b) includes any meat or other part of the fish whether raw or in any way processed or preserved.

5 Importation of southern bluefin tuna prohibited
  • The importation of southern bluefin tuna is prohibited unless the tuna—

    • (a) is accompanied by an appropriately completed and validated—

      • (i) catch monitoring form; or

      • (ii) re-export/export after landing of domestic product form; or

    • (b) weighs less than 10 kilograms and is not intended for sale; or

    • (c) does not include any meat.

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, which comes into force on 1 October 2013, prohibits, subject to certain exceptions, the importation of southern bluefin tuna. The prohibition is intended to give effect to New Zealand's obligations as a signatory to the Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna.

Under section 54(5)(b) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, this order expires on the close of 31 December 2014 except so far as it is expressly confirmed by Act of Parliament passed before that date. If confirmed in that way, this order expires on the close of 1 October 2016.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 August 2013.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Customs Import Prohibition (Southern Bluefin Tuna) Order 2013 that incorporates all the amendments to that order as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Act 2014 (2014 No 70): section 9(a)