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Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri says the Maritime Powers Extension Bill she is introducing to Parliament will give Customs greater authority to swiftly act against vessels trying to bring drugs into New Zealand.

Significant trade benefits for New Zealand and Hong Kong will flow from a formal arrangement recognising the supply chain security programmes of both economies, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

Customs has destroyed 959 kilograms of illicit drugs and packaging to mark the United Nation’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

Māori people will be pleased at yesterday’s Budget news that $58.1 million will be spent on the fight against international drug smuggling networks, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri. 

The Coalition Government is protecting our communities from the devastating social harm of methamphetamine and other drugs by enhancing Customs’ ability to disrupt international drug-smuggling networks, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

The Government is to close a loophole that gives offshore companies an advantage by not requiring them to collect GST on all goods sold to local consumers.

More streamlined trade between New Zealand and our key European markets will be one of the potential benefits of a Customs Cooperation Agreement with the European Union, says Customs Minister Hon Meka Whaitiri.

Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri today welcomed the signing of a partnership between New Zealand Customs and dairy exporter Synlait Milk Limited that will see the company joining the Customs’ Secure Exports Scheme (SES).

The Customs and Excise Bill which passed its third reading in Parliament this evening will give Customs the tools it needs for the 21st Century says the Minister of Customs Hon Meka Whaitiri.

Customs seizures at our border in 2017 prevented at least a $1 billion of potential harm to New Zealand communities, says the Minister of Customs Hon Meka Whaitiri.

Customs will have new legislation this year to reinforce its fight against the flow of illegal drugs into New Zealand, says Customs Minister Hon Meka Whaitiri. 

Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri is delighted to announce that the new state- of-the-art patrol vessel, Hawk V, officially started work today following a commissioning ceremony at the Port of Auckland.

Police Minister Stuart Nash and Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri said strong collaboration between Customs and Police led to the seizure of 24kg of cocaine in Paihia yesterday.

The seizure of 46 kilograms of cocaine in Tauranga today following a joint operation between New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Customs Service will make a real difference in our communities and prevent further harm.