A three-week pilot is underway to accelerate the clearance of time-critical goods held in Customs Controlled Areas (CCAs). It applies to cash import entries where a “Customs clearance is held pending payment of Customs duty/ GST and / or charges.” If successful, this will be rolled out nationwide.
4 August 2017
Customs detector dogs are sourced from the Australian Border Force dog breeding centre in Melbourne, and come to us when they are about 12 to 18 months old. They are trained by a dedicated Customs training team in Auckland, and assessed at the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham before graduating as operational teams (handler and dog).
Chief Customs Officer Steve Jones and Customs Technical Specialist Ruth Bennett travelled to Melbourne recently to choose a black lab.
The Customs rates of exchange for entries lodged on 14/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 (inclusive) to 28/08/2017 to 10/09/2017 are now available here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 09 489 5275 for further information on the courses on offer.
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