About the Authority

The Customs Appeal Authority is an independent judicial body that hears appeals against the decisions and directions of the New Zealand Customs Service.

The Authority consists of 1 person appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Customs Minister and the Justice Minister.

The Authority is governed by the Customs and Excise Act 1996.

Read the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (external link)

It holds hearings throughout New Zealand.

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