Regulatory Systems

Joint Electronic Verification System, New Zealand Customs Service

To provide further assurance over the origin of New Zealand goods exported to China the Joint Electronic Verification System (JEVS) was developed and implemented.New Zealand is only the second country in the world to introduce such a system with China.

The ability to verify and validate the origin of shipments immediately is saving customs officials, at both ends, time and effort, allowing them to focus more attention on other border risks.For importers and exporters alike, there is now more certainty around clearance times and assurance that legitimate goods receive tariff preference under the 2008 China / New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

New Zealand Customs Service can also on-board other trading partners to this system, which would further increase assurance over exports to other markets.