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Customs (Application for JBMS User Registration) Rules 2017

Pursuant to section 288(1)(ha) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the chief executive of the New Zealand Customs Service hereby makes the following rules prescribing the form of application for registration as a Joint Border Management System (JBMS) user.


1. Title, Commencement, Application and Purpose—(1) These rules may be cited as the Customs (Application for JBMS User Registration) Rules 2017.

(2) These rules shall come into force on 9 April 2017.

(3) These rules shall apply for the purposes of prescribing the form of application for registration as a user of the JBMS and the information to be provided in support of the application.

2. Interpretation—In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:

  1. Act means the Customs and Excise Act 1996;
  2. Trade Single Window means a computer system that forms part of the JBMS; and

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.

3. Form of Application—(1) Form C9 as set out in Schedule 1 must be completed in Trade Single Window online by any individual applying to be a JBMS user.

(2) In addition to the form required under subclause (1) of this rule, in respect of any individual ordinarily resident in New Zealand who intends to submit lodgements to the JBMS, an application shall be made in Form C10 as set out in Schedule 2.

4. Supporting Documentation—(1) In respect of an application made under rule 3(2), the following documents must be supplied:

  1. the birth certificate of the applicant;
  2. a passport, or New Zealand driver’s licence, or any other form of identification bearing a photo of the applicant that is acceptable to the chief executive as a comparable form of identification; and
  3. if the applicant is making the application in a name that is different from that on his or her birth certificate, the applicant must provide:
    1. a marriage certificate;
    2. a dissolution of marriage order;
    3. a deed poll of change of name; or
    4. any other comparable evidence of identity that is acceptable to the chief executive as evidence of the identity of the applicant.

(2) If any form of personal identification required by subclause (1) of this rule is not written in English, the applicant must provide an English translation of the personal identification, certified by a translator nominated by the chief executive.

5. Revocation—The Customs (Application for JBMS User Registration) Rules 2015 (as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 26 February 2015, Issue No. 18, Notice No. 2015-go939) are revoked.

6. Notes—Where any prescribed form contains any explanatory or other notes such notes do not form part of the prescription but are intended for the guidance of the person in the completion of a report.

Schedule 1

Form C9 page 1

Form C9 page 2

Form C9 page 3

Schedule 2

Form C10 page 1

Form C10 page 2

Form C10 page 3

Form C10 page 4

Form C10 page 5

Dated at Wellington this 6th day of March 2017.

CAROLYN TREMAIN, Chief Executive, New Zealand Customs Service.


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.