New Zealand Embassy Ha Noi, Viet Nam

New Zealand and Viet Nam conclude Customs Arrangement

Mr Martyn Dunne and Mr Vu Ngoc Anh sign the CCA in Brussels

The New Zealand Customs Service and Viet Nam’s General Department of Customs have signed a new Cooperative Arrangement (CCA).

The Arrangement was signed by New Zealand Comptroller of Customs Martyn Dunne and General Department of Customs Deputy Director General Vu Ngoc Anh in Brussels on 24 June, in the margins of a World Customs Organisation meeting.

As trade, travel and people links grow between the two countries, our customs administrations will need to work more closely together to process trade smoothly and keep both countries safe and secure. The CCA will foster stronger links between the two administrations and improve information exchange.

Under the CCA, both sides will cooperate to assist in the prevention, investigation and suppression of customs offences; facilitate safe movement of goods between New Zealand and Viet Nam; cooperate in the research, development, testing and evaluation of new customs procedures as well as the training and exchange of personnel; and maximise their contributions to the work of the World Customs Organisation and other relevant international organisations.

The CCA consolidates existing positive links between respective customs authorities. New Zealand’s Customs liaison officer in Bangkok Mr Mark O’Toole is accredited to Viet Nam.

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