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Friday, 22 January 2010

ICD - International Customs Day

Customs organisations worldwide celebrate International Customs Day (ICD) each year on 26 January. This marks the day of the first official meeting of the Customs Co-operation Council, now known as the World Customs Organization, which has 169 member states.

In New Zealand ICD will mark 170 years of Customs protecting New Zealand’s borders.   This year’s International Customs Day is about recognising partnerships between Customs and business, and includes interesting, lively, and educational activities including:

* a special focus on counterfeit goods including how to tell the real from the fake

* the kinds of unusual plants and animals that smugglers attempt to trade illegally

* detector dog demonstrations

* x-ray machine displays

* weapons seized at the border

* exhibits showing the methods drug smugglers use to try and beat border security.

Go to events in:

Civic Square
Tuesday 26 January 2010
11am – 4pm


Viaduct Harbour
Saturday 30 January 2010
11am – 5pm
and checkout the website of New Zealand Customs: http://www.customs.govt.nz/icd/default.htm

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