Customs Import Prohibition (High-power Laser Pointers) Order 2019

2019/294

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Customs Import Prohibition (High-power Laser Pointers) Order 2019

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of November 2019

Present:
Hon Kelvin Davis presiding in Council

This order is made under section 96 of the Customs and Excise Act 2018

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Customs made in accordance with subsection (5) of that section.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Customs Import Prohibition (High-power Laser Pointers) Order 2019.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 1 March 2020.

3 Interpretation

In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Director-General means the chief executive of the Ministry of Health

high-power laser pointer means a device that,—

(a)

in the Director-General’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.

4 Importation of high-power laser pointers prohibited

The importation of high-power laser pointers is prohibited, except—

(a)

with the consent of the Director-General; and

(b)

subject to any conditions that are not inconsistent with this prohibition as may be imposed by the Director-General.

Michael Webster,
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 2020, continues the prohibition of the importation of high-power laser pointers contained in the Customs Import Prohibition (High-power Laser Pointers) Order 2017. High-power laser pointers may be imported only with the consent of, and subject to any conditions as may be imposed by, the chief executive of the Ministry of Health.

This order is a confirmable instrument under section 47B of the Legislation Act 2012. It is revoked at the close of 31 December 2020, unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament. That time (the close of 31 December 2020) is the applicable deadline under section 47C(1)(b) of that Act. If the order is confirmed, it will continue until revoked or amended.

Regulatory impact assessment

The Ministry of Health produced a regulatory impact assessment in May 2013 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 November 2019.

This order is administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.