[LCA2015-Chat] Important: NZ Biosecurity + prohibited items

Michael Cordover la at mjec.net
Tue Jan 6 10:01:30 EST 2015

On 6 January 2015 at 08:26, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:

> There is an implication in the rules that you have some way of knowing
> what is a prescription drug in New Zealand. I think you'd be ok with
> no declaring something which you reasonably think isn't prescription
> -- for example if the item is over the counter in Australia, how are
> you meant to know its not in NZ?

I would be very cautious about applying this logic - and not just because
this is a public mailing list ;).

These types of mistakes are unlikely to be good excuses under the law. They
might result in leniancy at the border but they won't prevent confiscation
and they won't necessarily mean you can't be charged.

- mjec
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