Custom and Excise Reform

James Black made this Official Information request to New Zealand Customs Service

The request was refused by New Zealand Customs Service.

From: James Black

Good morning,

I am emailing to request:
- Copies of the submissions provided in response to your recent Discussion Document proposing reform of the Customs and Excise Act 1996; and
- A list of these submissions.

As I am using the website, I would be grateful if you would provide these submissions by email (as one or more PDF attachments).

In support of this request, I note that Minister Wagner's recent public statements (see indicate that the submissions have now all been collated and reviewed, suggesting they can easily be provided by email along with a covering list. Further, the Discussion Document itself (page 9) records an expectation that these submissions may be made publicly available in the future.

In the event there are any complications with fulfilling my request promptly, I would be grateful if you would first consult with me (via email). Finally, I confirm that I am a New Zealand citizen.

Thank you in advance for your prompt determination of my request.

Kind regards,
James Black

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New Zealand Customs Service

Good morning Mr Black

Thank you for your email below. Customs will process your request as a request for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) and will provide a response as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case within 20 working days from the day after which your request was received by Customs.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns relating to your request.

Kind regards
Procedures and Support
NZ Customs Service

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New Zealand Customs Service

Attachment OIA 15 189 James Black Response Letter.pdf
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Good afternoon Mr Black


Please find the attached response to your Official Information Act request
relating to the Customs and Excise Act review submissions.


Kind regards

Procedures and Support team

NZ Customs Service


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