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Vote Customs

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Customs (M21)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: New Zealand Customs Service

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMS SERVICE: Minister of Customs

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Customs is responsible for the efficient and timely collection of Crown revenue forecast to be $13,498 million in the 2016/17 financial year.

The Minister of Customs is also responsible for the departmental appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $9 million for services relating to clearance of craft crossing the border and the protection of New Zealand (through interventions, investigations and enforcement) from risk arising from international craft movements
  • a total of over $75 million for services relating to the facilitation and clearance of goods crossing the border and the protection of New Zealand through (interventions, investigations and enforcement) from risk arising from international trade
  • a total of over $68 million for services relating to the facilitation and clearance of passengers and crew crossing the border and the protection of New Zealand (through interventions, investigations and enforcement) from risk arriving from international travel
  • a total of over $13 million on information, intelligence and risk assessment services relating to people, goods and craft crossing the border, and goods that attract excise duties
  • a total of over $9 million on representing New Zealand in the international customs environment and providing services and support to the Minister
  • a total of nearly $5 million on policy advice to Ministers relating to border security, border management, and customs revenue
  • a total of over $11 million on collecting revenue on behalf of the Crown, and
  • a total of $15 million for capital investment in departmental assets.

The Minister of Customs is also responsible for the non-departmental appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $8 million to provide for doubtful debts on revenue collected for the Crown, and
  • a total of $60,000 for payment of New Zealand's annual contribution to the World Customs Organization's operating budget.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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