An agile, effective and efficient border management system is essential for protecting New Zealand from economic, social and environmental harm, for maintaining and improving our international competitiveness, and for collecting over $9 billion a year of government revenue.
We need a system that keeps us secure, can handle increasing numbers of people, goods and craft, and meets trading partners’ expectations of integrated systems.
The Joint Border Management System (JBMS) programme is building a replacement information system to meet New Zealand’s future border management needs.
The JBMS will be a set of integrated information technology products, owned and hosted by Customs and jointly operated with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). It will give Customs, MPI and industry better information and risk assessment tools to protect New Zealand’s society, trade and biosecurity.
Once the JBMS is completed, it will meet New Zealand’s need for a modern border system that keeps us secure, and facilitates trade and travel.
The JBMS will enable border agencies to do their job together, while reducing fragmentation, duplication and costs to both industry and government.