New Zealand Shipping Federation submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on extending the New Zealand electronic travel authority (NZeTA) and the deemed visa period.
The New Zealand Shipping Federation strongly opposes any extension to the deemed visa period.
Extending the deemed visa period for cargo ships would undermine the commercial viability and long-term health of the domestic coastal shipping fleet at a time when Government is looking to domestic coastal shipping operators to:
- play a vital role in ensuring domestic supply chains
- provide resilience in the event of natural or environmental events and disasters, and
- contribute to lowering New Zealand transport emissions (as outlined in the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan).
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