CONSIDERING that transactions contrary to customs legislation, the economic, fiscal and commercial interests of both Parties and recognising the importance of the accurate fixing of customs duties and other taxes, this Agreement applies, on the one hand, to the customs territory of the Union (in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Union Customs Code) and, on the other hand, to the territory of New Zealand (with the exception of Tokelau) where its customs rules are in force. 1. The Parties shall cooperate on customs aspects of securing and facilitating the supply chain of international trade, in accordance with the SAFE framework. In particular, they work together by: 1. At the request of the applicant authority, the requested authority shall provide it with all factual information which may enable it to ensure the correct application of customs legislation, including information on activities found or envisaged which are contrary to or likely to infringe customs legislation. This agreement allows Authorised Economic Operators (OEAs) to benefit from customs facilitation measures in third countries to Authorised Economic Operators (OEAs) and promotes international relations/exchanges with the third country partner, as it facilitates their AEO trade at our border. persons for whom there are reasonable grounds to believe that they are or have been involved in customs offences; On the basis of the special relations imposed by the 6th the Framework Agreement for Commercial and Economic Cooperation between Canada and the European Communities, signed at Ottawa on 7 July 1976, designates a competent administrative authority designated for that purpose in a Contracting Party and which, in accordance with this Agreement, shall issue a request for assistance; activities likely to infringe or infringe customs legislation and likely to be of interest to the other party; 1. A Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (JCC) is hereby established, composed of representatives of the customs authorities and other competent authorities of the Contracting Parties. It shall meet in one place, on a date and with an agenda to be fixed by mutual agreement. The Joint Committee may adopt decisions and recommendations aimed at strengthening cooperation or at endeavouring to resolve problems relating to the application of customs legislation. be likely to affect the sovereignty of New Zealand or of a Member State of the Union whose competent authority has received a request for assistance under this Agreement; places where stocks have been stored, stored or assembled in such a way that there are reasonable grounds to believe that those goods are intended for use in operations contrary to customs legislation; In serious cases likely to cause significant damage to the economy, public health, public security or any other vital interest of a Contracting Party, the customs authority shall, as far as possible, communicate information to the other Party.
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