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EU: Customs cooperation agreement with New Zealand

EU: Customs cooperation agreement with New Zealand

The European Commission reported that on 3 July 2017, representatives of the EU and New Zealand signed an agreement for cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in customs matters.


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According to an EC release, the agreement:

  • Provides a comprehensive framework for the EU and New Zealand to cooperate in the area of customs with the goals of implementing effective controls and facilitating legitimate trade
  • Promotes modern and simple procedures in order to save time and money in getting goods through customs
  • Aims to stop harmful or illegal goods reaching the European market

The EU and New Zealand will work closely together to prevent, investigate, and address customs violations.

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