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Customs (Outward Cargo Report) Amendment Rules 2015

CR 1CA/2015

Pursuant to sections 288(1)(ca) and 288(12) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service hereby makes the following amendments to the Customs (Outward Cargo Report) Rules 2014.


1. Title and Commencement

(1) These rules may be cited as the Customs (Outward Cargo Report) Amendment Rules 2015.

(2) These rules shall come into force on 26 March 2015.

2. Interpretation

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) The term “the Act” means the Customs and Excise Act 1996.

(b) Any terms used in these rules which are defined in section 2 of the Act shall have the meanings given to them by that section.

(c) The term “the principal rules” means the Customs (Outward Cargo Report) Rules 2014 (CR 1CA/2014).

3. Principal Rules Amended

Schedule 1 to the principal rules is amended by:

(a) deleting paragraphs (a) to (f) under the heading ‘General Requirements’; and

(b) inserting paragraphs (a) to (d) specified in the Schedule to these rules.

5. Rules to Continue in Force

Except to the extent amended by these rules, the principal rules remain in force.



Paragraphs to be inserted under the heading ‘General Requirements’

(a) The information submitted in the message must be true, correct and complete in every particular.

(b) In this Schedule, the term “electronic format” means an electronic message format made in accordance with the requirements set out in the World Customs Organization Data Model 3 and the NZ Trade Single Window Message Implementation Guidelines for Outward Cargo Report (OCR).

(c) If the information provided in accordance with the message content below is no longer true, correct and complete in every particular, then the related OCR that has been submitted must be either cancelled or replaced or changed in accordance with this Schedule.

(d) All fields in the OCR must be completed unless stated below.

Dated at Auckland this 20th day of February 2015.

CAROLYN TREMAIN, Chief Executive.

Notice Under Section 288(7) of the Act

Copies of these rules are available for inspection on the Customs Service website at

or at any of the following Customs Offices:

Auckland The Customhouse
50 Anzac Avenue, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010
Wellington The Customhouse
1 Hinemoa Street, Harbour Quays, Wellington 6011
Christchurch The Customhouse
6 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
Dunedin The Customhouse
32 Portsmouth Drive, South Dunedin, Dunedin 9012

Copies of these rules may be purchased from the New Zealand Customs Service, Private Bag 1928, Dunedin 9054.