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Notice of Intention to Incorporate Material by Reference in Customs and Excise Regulations

I, Christine Stevenson, Comptroller of Customs, give notice under section 51 of the Legislation Act 2012 (“Act”) that, under section 49 of the Act, the following material is proposed for incorporation by reference in the Customs and Excise Regulations 1996 (“Regulations”):

New Zealand – Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (MNZFTA):

  1. Article 1, Annex 3 (Procedures and Verification).

Annex 3 sets out the procedures and verification steps that exporters must comply with to ensure that eligible goods are given preferential tariff treatment under the MNZFTA.

The material proposed for incorporation by reference in the Regulations amends the text of Annex 3 to clarify that third party invoicing under the MNZFTA is allowed and will help keep the MNZFTA up to date and relevant for modern business and trade practices.

The following address, New Zealand Customs Service, Trade Policy, 1 Hinemoa Street, Wellington 6011, is:

  1. where comments on this proposal to incorporate by reference may be sent; and
  2. where the material to be incorporated can be viewed free of charge during working hours.

Copies of the material to be incorporated may be purchased from the Corporate Support Unit, New Zealand Customs Service, Private Bag 1928, Dunedin.

The material to be incorporated can also be viewed free of charge on the New Zealand Customs Service’s website at or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website at

Any written comment must be received by the New Zealand Customs Service no later than 10 working days after the date of notification in the New Zealand Gazette.

Dated at Wellington this 18th day of February 2020.

CHRISTINE STEVENSON, Comptroller of Customs.