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Border Executive Board

The Border Executive Board was established as part of New Zealand’s defence against COVID-19 and other risks. It is intended to help co-ordinate the management of New Zealand’s borders, for example by assisting the relevant departments to:

  • remove gaps in border processes,
  • ensure that future risks from people, goods, and craft arriving at the borders are addressed, and
  • make strategic improvements to border systems.

Information about the board

Establishment, reporting and appropriation/s
Establishing Order in Council Public Service (Border Executive Board) Order 2020, 11 January 2021
Departments in the board’s remit Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ministry of Health
Ministry for Primary Industries
Ministry of Transport
Servicing department New Zealand Customs Service
Reporting - strategic intentions The functions and operations of the board are covered by the strategic intentions of the relevant departments / departments in the Boards remit, and there is a three-year waiver of the requirement for the board to report on its own strategic intentions.
Reporting - financial statements The New Zealand Customs Service will disclose the Board’s assets, liabilities, expenditure, and revenue in its Annual Report.
Appropriation title Border System Performance
Vote Customs
Appropriation Minister Minister for COVID-19 Response
Type of appropriation Departmental output expense
End of year performance reporting Will be reported by the Board and appended to the New Zealand Customs service in its Annual report, this includes financial and non-financial reporting.
Last updated: 
Friday, 20 January 2023