Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Goods clearance funding review discussion document

Goods clearance funding review discussion document released

The New Zealand Customs Service is calling for stakeholders' input into the review of funding arrangements for goods clearance activities.

Customs released a discussion document on the review today and wants interested parties' views on whether the current funding arrangements should be changed and, if so, in what way.

Each year Customs clears goods valued at over $62 billion crossing New Zealand’s border. 'Goods clearance' comprises the processes managed by Customs to detect error or fraud, to ensure import and export control systems are complied with (including security-related controls), and to provide assurance that the correct classification, origin and value are declared, appropriate duties and taxes are paid and refunds, drawbacks and revenue foregone are correctly assessed.

Customs clears all goods entering or leaving New Zealand (including those being transhipped through New Zealand) and all goods subject to excise. Currently costs are shared between the Crown and third parties (importers, exporters, transport operators, etc) in the form of user fees.

The Government is reviewing the source of funding for goods clearance activities from 1 July 2006.

"The issue for this review is whether the current funding arrangements should be varied, and if so how. The discussion document sets out principles that the Government has agreed will form the basis of consideration of potential funding options," says Customs Deputy Comptroller, John Secker.

"Key questions for consultation are set out in the document and we're inviting feedback on these questions in particular, but comment on any aspect of the review is also welcome," says Mr Secker.

The discussion document and submissions form can be obtained from Customs' website http://www.customs.govt.nz/About/News/FundingReview.htm; or by e-mailing consultation@customs.govt.nz

The closing date for feedback is 20 February 2006.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election