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Page 16 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC APRIL-MAY, 2018 cover... Loading the equipment on to Volga- Dnepr’s An-124-100 freighter WHILE new Zealand used to have something of a reputation for legal parallel importing, the country was never an ‘open slather market’ as some critics have suggested. Instead, it has long been a signa- tory to international rights protec- tion agreements bolstered by trade agreements and has honoured local obligations. Shippers, forwarders, customs brokers and wannabe importers were reminded recently by nZ Customs of the trade mark and copyright notices system which is updated frequently and policed assiduously. Failure to keep on top of this can see a shipment seized, with a consequent waste of time, costs incurred and possibly more seri- ous losses... as well as shredded tempers, especially if court action ensues. the notices are posted online a t : www.customs.govt .nz/business/ import/prohibited-and-restrict- ed-imports/intellectual-proper- ty-rights-and-notices/ Under the system, trade mark and copyright owners can file bor- der protection notices to help pro- tect against unauthorised copies of their intellectual property. More information on trade marks is available from the Intellectual Property office www.iponz.govt .nz which is a division of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Em- ployment . It also points out that ‘when you file a notice for a copyright work you must supply the relevant means (images, drawings, descrip- tion etc) so we can readily identify your work at the border. Your cop- yright work must be in a tangible form otherwise we will have little or no chance of identifying it dur- Volga-Dnepr defies minus 35C weather voLGA-Dnepr Airlines has per- formed two flights from novy Urengoy to Sabetta in Russia de- livering 130 tonnes of industrial equipment for ‘Yamal-LnG’, one of the world’s largest gas recov- ery projects. Carried out in harsh climatic conditions, the transportation solution was provided at the re- quest of AerotransCargo, a Rus- sian logistics company which has already managed the air trans- portation of over 3,500 tonnes of equipment, mostly using the unique IL-76tD-90vD and An-124 - 100 freighters. For these latest shipments, the carrier transported a 30-tonne high pressure pump and other gas recovery cargo weighing a total of approximately 130 tonnes on two An-124-100 flights. the equipment is being installed at a liquefied natural gas plant being built on the Yamal Peninsula. the flights were carried out under the most challenging conditions of the polar region in temperatures of -35° Celsius.. ing border checks.’ If using an agent to file the notic- es or when representing an over- seas-based entity the applicant is required to file an ‘authorisation of agent’ letter. the application must be ac- companied by a cash security of nZ$5,000. Importers who have had a notice of determination served on them have the option of voluntarily forfeiting the goods to the Crown, in which case Customs will arrange for destruction. If an importer disputes a notice of determination, the rights holder has 10 working days from the issue date of the notice of determination to either persuade the importer to forfeit the goods or obtain an order from the High Court declaring the goods to be infringing goods. Your trade mark/copyright goods are protected - but Customs still needs you to stay on top of any breaches Turkish wants A350s ISTAnBul-based Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of understanding (Mou) to acquire 25 A350-900 aircraf t plus five options. “With Turkish Airlines ser ving more destinations than any other airline around the world, we will use the A350 XWB to support the development of our international route-network from our Istanbul and Ankara hubs,” said Turkish Airlines chairman M. Ilker Ayci. Turkish Airlines currently operates an Airbus fleet of 167 aircraf t with a further 92 A321neo on backlog.