NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMS SERVICE
CUSTOMS AND EXCISE ACT 1996
Pursuant to section 288(1)(a) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the chief executive hereby makes the following rules prescribing the form and content of, and the particulars to be verified by declaration in, advance notices of departure required under section 34(a) of the Act and revokes the Customs (Outward Report) Rules 2004 and amendments made thereto.
1. Title, Commencement, Application and Purpose
(1) These rules may be cited as the Customs (Advance Notice of Departure) Rules 2014.
(2) These rules shall come into force on 15 July 2014.
(3) These rules shall apply for the purposes of submitting advance notices of departure required to be delivered under section 34(a) of the Act in respect of every departing craft which has as its destination a point outside New Zealand.
(4) These rules revoke the Customs (Outward Report) Rules 2004 and amendments made thereto.
In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) The term "the Act" means the Customs and Excise Act 1996.
(b) Any terms used in these rules which are defined in section 2 of the Act shall have the meanings given to them by that section.
(c) "Commercial cargo" means all goods, except the personal effects of crew and passengers and stores for craft, carried or to be carried in or on any craft to a point outside
New Zealand whether in the course of international trade or for the sale and supply of those goods.
(d) "Small craft" means any ship or boat not used for hire or reward (for example privately owned and operated yachts and launches).
3. Form and Content of Advance Notices of Departure
Every advance notice of departure required under section 34(a) of the Act must be:
(a) In Form C2 for ships or boats (other than small craft) and must contain the particulars specified in that form, accompanied by any applicable supporting documents as the chief executive may require;
(b) In Form C2A for aircraft and must contain the particulars specified in that form, accompanied by any applicable supporting documents as the chief executive may require;
(c) In Form C2B for small craft and must contain the particulars specified in that form, accompanied by any applicable supporting documents as the chief executive may require.
4. Provide answers and make declaration
The person making an advance notice of departure in any form specified under rule 3 must provide the answers pertaining to all matters as are required in or by that form and where the form requires a declaration to be made make such declaration
Where a prescribed form contains any explanatory or other notes such notes do not form part of the prescription but are intended for the guidance of the person making the advance notice of departure.
The following rules are hereby revoked:
(a) Customs (Outward Report) Rules 20041
(b) Customs (Outward Report) Amendment Rules 20062
(c) Customs (Outward Report) Amendment Rules 20093
Form C2 [1 page scan]
Form C2A [1 page scan]
Form C2B [5 page scan]
Dated at Wellington this 12th day of June 2014.
Notice Under Section 288(7) of the Act.
Copies of these rules are available for inspection on the Customs Service website at:
or at any of the following Customs Offices:
Auckland - The Customhouse
50 Anzac Avenue, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010
Wellington - The Customhouse
1 Hinemoa Street, Harbour Quays, Wellington
Christchurch - The Customhouse
6 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
Dunedin - The Customhouse
32 Portsmouth Drive, South Dunedin, Dunedin 9012
Copies of these rules may be purchased from the New Zealand Customs Service, Private Bag 1928, Dunedin 9054.
1New Zealand Gazette, 28 October 2004, No. 138, page 3412
2New Zealand Gazette, 9 November 2006, No. 132, page 3821
3New Zealand Gazette, 22 October 2009, No. 154, page 3747