Customs Import Prohibition (High-power Laser Pointers) Order 2013

Reprint
as at 12 December 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Customs Import Prohibition (High-power Laser Pointers) Order 2013

(SR 2013/485)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 9th day of December 2013

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding 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 (High-power Laser Pointers) Order 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 March 2014.

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

3 High-power laser pointers prohibited from import
  • (1) The importation of high-power laser pointers is prohibited, except with the consent of, and subject to such conditions (if any) not inconsistent with this prohibition as may be imposed by, the Director-General of Health.

    (2) In subclause (1), high-power laser pointer means a device that,—

    • (a) in the Director-General of Health's opinion, is of the kind commonly known as a laser pointer; and

    • (b) is battery operated; and

    • (c) is designed or intended to be operated while held in the hand; and

    • (d) produces a coherent beam of optical radiation of low divergence; and

    • (e) has a power output of greater than 1 milliwatt.

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 March 2014, prohibits the import of high-power laser pointers. High-power laser pointers may imported only with the consent of the Director-General of Health.

Under section 54(5)(b) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, this order expires on the close of 31 December 2014 unless it is expressly confirmed by an Act of Parliament passed before that date. If confirmed in that way, this order expires on the close of 28 February 2017, as provided by section 55 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 December 2013.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Customs Import Prohibition (High-power Laser Pointers) 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(c)