The joint committee may adopt decisions and recommendations to strengthen cooperation or to resolve problems in the supplement of customs legislation. 12.2. This article should not be interpreted in the sense that it alters or affects a member`s rights or obligations under these bilateral, plurilateral or regional conventions, or regulates the exchange of customs information and data under these other agreements. This agreement applies, on the one hand, to the CUSTOMS territory of the Union (as described in Article 4 of the Regulation (EU) 952/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the EU Customs Code) and, on the other hand, to the territory of New Zealand (with the exception of toké lanos), where its customs legislation is in force. 3. If the applicant authority seeks assistance which it is unable to provide on request, it draws attention to this fact in its application. It is then up to the required authority to decide how to respond to such a request. 1. In responding to a request for assistance, the required authority acts without delay, within its jurisdiction and available means, as if it were acting on its own behalf or at the request of other authorities of the same party, providing information, conducting appropriate investigations or conducting appropriate investigations. This paragraph also applies to any other authority to which the request has been made by the required authority in accordance with this agreement, if the latter cannot act alone.
the exchange of information on customs legislation, its implementation and customs procedures, particularly in the area of simplification and modernization of customs procedures; and be likely to infringe the sovereignty of New Zealand or a Member State of the Union whose competent authority has received a request for assistance under this agreement; These agreements are part of the European Community`s customs cooperation strategy for third countries. They focus on strengthening customs cooperation to strengthen the important role of customs authorities and the importance of customs procedures in promoting trade facilitation and protection of citizens; Customs cooperation and mutual assistance can play an important role in facilitating trade, as they are an important element of control for customs administrations to apply international comparisons, such as the WTO Assessment Agreement or the Original Agreement. A competent administrative authority designated for this purpose in one of the parties, which requests assistance on the basis of this agreement; maximise their contribution to the work of the WCO, the WTO and other relevant international organizations in improving customs techniques and solving problems related to customs procedures, tariff enforcement and trade facilitation; Removing unnecessary burdens for economic operators; Facilities for operators with a high level of compliance; and to provide safeguards against fraud and illegal or harmful activities; 2. In order to facilitate the lawful trade in goods and the free movement of goods, to strengthen respect for traders, to protect citizens and to enforce intellectual property rights, the customs authorities of the Eu and New Zealand are cooperating to: