Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Border Control Review Suspended

Import News from the Importers Institute

6 January 2000 - Border Control Review Suspended

The Government has suspended work on the review of border control. The review recommended the amalgamation of Customs with MAF Quarantine Services. However, this recommendation differs from Labour's policy, which is to "keep a separate agency with a biosecurity focus rather than merging all border-related agencies."

Sir Ron Carter, Rick Christie and Dr Peter O'Hara carried out the border review during 1999. The team consulted widely and received 171 submissions from interested parties. The Importers Institute made two submissions and attended three meetings in Wellington and Auckland.

Labour's policy (unlike the review) was not developed in consultation with users of border services. Like the recent decision to stop beech logging, it appears to favour preservationists, against professional and scientific advice.

* * *

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Voluntary Administration: Renaissance Brewing Up For Sale

Renaissance Brewing, the first local company to raise capital through equity crowdfunding, is up for sale after cash flow woes and product management issues led to the appointment of voluntary administrators. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Media Mega Merger: Full Steam Ahead For Appeal

New Zealand's two largest news publishers have confirmed they are committed to pursuing their appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>