Customs and Excise Amendment Regulations 2014

2014/257

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Customs and Excise Amendment Regulations 2014

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of July 2014

Present:
Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

Pursuant to section 286(1)(ff) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Customs and Excise Amendment Regulations 2014.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 November 2014.

3 Principal regulations
4 Schedule 2, form 3 replaced

Schedule
Form 3 of Schedule 2 replaced

r 4

Form 3
New Zealand passenger arrival card

r 26

New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card [front].

New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card [front]

New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card [back].

New Zealand Passenger Arrival Card [back]

 Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 November 2014, amend the Customs and Excise Regulations 1996 to make changes to the form of the New Zealand passenger arrival card.

The New Zealand passenger arrival card is required to be completed by people arriving in New Zealand from overseas. Passengers are required to declare on the form whether they are carrying any dutiable goods, prohibited or restricted goods, or goods in excess of the allowable personal concessions.

On 1 November 2014, the Tariff (Concessions) Amendment Order 2014 will reduce the incoming travellers’ duty-free allowance for tobacco products to 50 cigarettes, or 50 grams of tobacco or cigars, or any mixture of cigarettes, tobacco, and cigars that weighs not more than 50 grams.

These regulations amend the declarations in the New Zealand passenger arrival card to—

  • reflect the changes made by the Tariff (Concessions) Amendment Order 2014; and

  • make other minor and editorial changes intended to simplify and improve the wording of the declarations.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry of Health produced a regulatory impact statement in April 2014 to help inform public debate regarding the options for reducing or removing duty-free tobacco concessions or allowances.

A copy of this regulatory impact statement can be found at http://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministry/legislation-and-regulation/regulatory-impact-statements/options-reduce-new-zealands-duty-free-tobacco-concessions


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 July 2014.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.