Statement of Responsibility

I am responsible, as Acting Comptroller of Customs and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service, for:


  • the preparation of the New Zealand Customs Service’s financial statements, and statements of expenses and capital expenditure, and for the judgements expressed in them
  •  having in place a system of internal control designed to provide reasonable assurance as to the integrity and reliability of financial reporting
  • ensuring that end-of-year performance information on each appropriation administered by the New Zealand Customs Service is provided in accordance with sections 19A to 19C of the Public Finance Act, whether or not that information is included in this annual report
  • the accuracy of any end-of-year performance information prepared by the New Zealand Customs Service, whether or not that information is included in this annual report.

In my opinion:

  • the financial statements fairly reflect the financial position of the New Zealand Customs Service as at 30 June 2017 and its operations for the financial year ended on that date
  • the forecast financial statements fairly reflect the forecast financial position of the New Zealand Customs Service as at 30 June 2018 and its operations for the financial year ended on that date.

Signed by:

Christine Stevenson
Acting Comptroller of Customs
29 September 2017