13 April 2017

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The completed Trade Single Window (TSW) has been successfully deployed and is now available to the import/export industry to use.

The e-commerce platform for trade, which has been part of the Customs and Ministry for Primary Industries $104.1 million Joint Border Management System programme, will allow all border requirements for goods and craft to be met in one place instead of many.

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today (10 April) welcomed the completion of a key trade system.

Trade Single Window, which is a major component of the Joint Border Management System programme by Customs and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), is an e-commerce platform that enables importers and exporters to meet all border requirements in one place.

MDMA hidden in the lining of the suitcase

​​Customs has arrested and charged three foreign nationals after locating 5 kilograms of MDMA, worth $2.1 million, hidden in the lining of their luggage. They appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday (7 April).

The trio, two men aged 32 and 35, and a woman aged 31 arrived on a flight from Europe via Singapore, and were stopped and questioned by officers at Christchurch Airport.

Regulars

The Customs rates of exchange for entries lodged on 17/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 (inclusive) to 31/07/2017 to 13/08/2017 (inclusive) are now available here.

The Customs controlled areas are available on the New Zealand Customs Service website.

For information and related forms and documents click here.

For the latest Customs vacancies please visit https://careers.customs.govt.nz

You may find the following links useful:

www.CBAFF.org.nz The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation provides industry sector training, including courses offered through an arrangement with an accredited IATA training provider.

International Transchem Management (ITM), an IATA accredited training provider, also provides dangerous goods training to the freight forwarding industry. Email enrol@itmtraining.co.nz or call 09 489 5275 for further information on the courses on offer.

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