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Arrangement for Use of an Automated Electronic System

Pursuant to section 274B(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, I, Martyn John Dunne, hereby publish details of the automated electronic system known as SmartGate.
SmartGate is a border processing mechanism (comprising of a kiosk and gate sited at international airports) for eligible persons.
SmartGate is an alternative and voluntary mechanism to primary line processing by a Customs officer.
Eligible persons are over 18 years of age with a New Zealand or Australian e-Passport.
Under the designated border processing law outlined in section 274A(7) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, SmartGate uses the electronic information in the e-Passport and facial recognition technology to perform the customs and immigration checks that are usually conducted by a Customs officer.
Dated this 1st day of December 2010.
MARTYN JOHN DUNNE, Comptroller of Customs.