- Start importing
- Prohibited and restricted imports
- Import animals
- Commercial ships and cruise liners
- Lodge your import entry
- Valuation for import
- Preferential tariff duty rates
- Customs rulings
- Customs exchange rates
- Import payments and refunds
- Deferred accounts for importers
- Deferred accounts for brokers
- Import forms and documents
- What is excise?
- Apply for a licence
- Lodge your excise entry
- Claim excise duty remission or refund
- Pay excise duty and other charges
- Apply for excise duty credit or drawback
- Moving excisable items
- Changing, suspending or cancelling your licence
- Amend, surrender or transfer your licence
- Change your entry or payment timeframe
- Excise forms and documents
Proposal to allow Customs to join AISA
Submissions are open on a proposal to allow Customs to join an Approved Information Sharing Agreement.
The Government is proposing to allow Customs to join an Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA) which currently exists between Inland Revenue and the New Zealand Police. An AISA is a legal mechanism under the Privacy Act 1993 that authorises sharing of information between agencies, to facilitate agency cooperation and efficiency in shared public service delivery, while meeting privacy expectations.
This AISA allows Inland Revenue to share information about serious crime with Police, to support effective law enforcement. By becoming a party to the AISA, Customs will be able to obtain information from Inland Revenue in relation to crimes such as drug importation, money laundering and trading in objectionable material. This will provide us further vital information to assist us with investigating and prosecuting such crimes.
This AISA only involves sharing information regarding serious crimes that are punishable by at least four years’ imprisonment. There are strict criteria that must be met before Inland Revenue can disclose any information to Customs, and limitations on how Customs can use the information.
Further information, and a discussion document, are available on the Inland Revenue website. We invite submissions from members of the public and interested parties. Submissions close 30 October.