Maritime Powers Extension Bill

The Chairperson has called for submissions on the bill which proposes to amend the Customs and Excise Act 2018 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 to incorporate New Zealand’s rights and obligations under article 108 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and article 17 of the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (the Drug Trafficking Convention) into domestic law. The Bill has the following objectives: • to provide the New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) with an additional option to disrupt drugs smuggling: • to establish clear jurisdiction over offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.

This bill is available online from the ‘Related links’ panel.

What do you need to know?

  • Submissions are publicly released and published to the Parliament website. Only your name or organisation’s name is required on a submission. Please keep your contact details separate, as if they are included on the submission they will become publicly available when the submission is released.
  • If you wish to include information of a private or personal nature in your submission you should discuss this with the clerk of the committee before submitting.
  • If you wish to speak to your submission, please state this clearly.

For more information visit the Parliament website.


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