The 7th Customs Co-operation Conference between Hong Kong and New Zealand (with photo)

6 Oct 2010

The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Richard Yuen, today (October 6) led a delegation to attend the 7th Customs Co-operation Conference with the New Zealand Customs Service in Wellington, New Zealand.

Mr Yuen signed a communiqu??with the Comptroller of New Zealand Customs Service, Mr Martyn Dunne, at the conference to further enhance co-operation between the two administrations.

Both administrations also updated each other on the current priorities in their respective administrations and discussed the challenges facing customs administrations in the 21st century.

Speaking on the close relationship between Hong Kong and New Zealand Customs, Mr Yuen said, "The liberalisation measures on customs co-operation introduced in the Hong Kong, China-New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement will bring an even stronger and closer tie between New Zealand Customs Service and Hong Kong Customs. At today's conference, we agreed to explore opportunities for further co-operation to strengthen intelligence analysis and enforcement activities. We have exchanged contact points for these matters."

Mr Yuen and the delegates will visit office of New Zealand Customs in Auckland tomorrow (October 7) before returning to Hong Kong.

Ends/Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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