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Customs | Disability Issues
Sat 11 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today departs to the United States to support New Zealand’s candidate for election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, engage with international experts on the employment of disabled people, and discuss emerging international border security trends with Homeland Security. ...
Customs
Wed 8 Jun 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is encouraging exporters to use Customs’ business outreach programme to help them make the most of the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) New Zealand has. “The programme reaches out to manufacturers and exporters at the grassroots level, mainly small to medium companies, to support and advise them on how to maximise the competitiveness of their goods offshore,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Customs
Wed 8 Jun 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is encouraging exporters to use Customs’ business outreach programme to help them make the most of the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) New Zealand has. “The programme reaches out to manufacturers and exporters at the grassroots level, mainly small to medium companies, to support and advise them on how to maximise the competitiveness of their goods offshore,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Budget 2016 | Customs
Wed 1 Jun 2016
Budget 2016 will support the implementation of a new Customs and Excise Act to ensure that systems and processes are in place to maximise the benefits says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner. “The Government is investing $8.2 million to ensure the effective delivery of a modernised Customs and Excise Act and supporting regulations by developing systems, processes and services to accommodate the changes,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Budget 2016 | Customs
Wed 1 Jun 2016
Budget 2016 will support the implementation of a new Customs and Excise Act to ensure that systems and processes are in place to maximise the benefits says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner. “The Government is investing $8.2 million to ensure the effective delivery of a modernised Customs and Excise Act and supporting regulations by developing systems, processes and services to accommodate the changes,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Customs
Tue 31 May 2016
Budget 2016 is investing 1.5 million over two years into export security initiatives and $7.1 million over four years to reduce compliance costs, speed up border clearances and increase the effectiveness of risk assessment tools say Customs Minister Nicky Wagner. “International trade is vital to New Zealand’s economy. Trade volumes are forecast to grow by 30% between 2015 and 2020. That is why it is important for our borders to become more streamlined while increasing our risk assessment capabilities,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Customs
Tue 31 May 2016
Budget 2016 is investing 1.5 million over two years into export security initiatives and $7.1 million over four years to reduce compliance costs, speed up border clearances and increase the effectiveness of risk assessment tools say Customs Minister Nicky Wagner. “International trade is vital to New Zealand’s economy. Trade volumes are forecast to grow by 30% between 2015 and 2020. That is why it is important for our borders to become more streamlined while increasing our risk assessment capabilities,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Customs
Sun 29 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates twenty-five new Customs officers who will help to manage increasing travel volumes at the border. “The new officers are a welcome addition at Auckland airport as travellers to New Zealand continue to grow,” Ms Wagner says. “By 2019, Customs is expected to process 12.7 million travellers per year – 20% more than 2015. “Customs’ new recruits have just completed an intensive training course designed to support world class border management operations. ...
Customs
Sun 29 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates twenty-five new Customs officers who will help to manage increasing travel volumes at the border. “The new officers are a welcome addition at Auckland airport as travellers to New Zealand continue to grow,” Ms Wagner says. “By 2019, Customs is expected to process 12.7 million travellers per year – 20% more than 2015. “Customs’ new recruits have just completed an intensive training course designed to support world class border management operations. ...
Budget 2016 | Customs
Thu 26 May 2016
Budget 2016 establishes a two-year trial to streamline border processing for low-risk travellers and traders, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner say. “The Government is investing $1.6 million of operating funding over two years to make it easier for low-risk travellers to visit New Zealand, and $2.8 million operating funding over two years to speed up clearance of low risk goods across the border,” Mr Guy says. ...
Budget 2016 | Customs
Thu 26 May 2016
Budget 2016 establishes a two-year trial to streamline border processing for low-risk travellers and traders, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner say. “The Government is investing $1.6 million of operating funding over two years to make it easier for low-risk travellers to visit New Zealand, and $2.8 million operating funding over two years to speed up clearance of low risk goods across the border,” Mr Guy says. ...
Customs
Thu 19 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner announced that the Government has agreed to a series of proposals that will modernise the Customs and Excise Act to, strengthen border management, streamline the excise system, and address a range of issues for New Zealand businesses. “The changes will make the Act simpler, more efficient and increase transparency for businesses who import and export. We have worked with the sector and implemented many of the changes they have advocated for,” Ms Wagner says.  ...
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