Customs and Excise Act 2018

  • This version was replaced on 6 January 2021 to make corrections to section 326(5) under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
229 Questioning employees of airlines and shipping companies about international cargo or domestic cargo

(1)

A Customs officer may question any of the following persons about any international or domestic cargo:

(a)

a person who, as an employee of an airline or a shipping company, manages or carries out the receipt, handling, custody, or dispatch of international or domestic cargo by that airline or shipping company:

(b)

a person employed by the licensee of a Customs-controlled area that is licensed for any of the purposes described in section 56(1)(c), (e), or (f):

(c)

any other person who is in a Customs-controlled area that is licensed for any of the purposes described in section 56(1)(c), (e), or (f).

(2)

Section 383(3) (failure to answer questions on ground of self-incrimination) does not apply in respect of a question asked under this section.

Compare: 1996 No 27 s 146(1), (5)