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Duty free tobacco limits fall on 1 November 2014

From 1 November the duty free limit for tobacco drops from 200 to 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars and tobacco products and the gift concession disappears.

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  • NZ-HK Customs heads meet to strengthen ties

    A meeting between New Zealand Customs and Hong Kong Customs officials in Auckland today has strengthened the close partnership between the two agencies that continue to work together, especially to combat drug smuggling and organised crime.
  • Visitor jailed for smuggling drugs smorgasbord

    A 39-year-old British man was sentenced in the Manukau District Court to four years imprisonment after Customs caught him trying to smuggle a range of commercial quantities of controlled class A, B, and C drugs through Auckland Airport.
  • Duty-free tobacco reduces this weekend

    Customs Comptroller Carolyn Tremain says on Saturday 1 November, the duty-free limit for bringing tobacco into New Zealand will reduce from 200 to 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco products.
  • Auckland man jailed for importing drugs

    Twenty-three year old Auckland man, Thomas Latu, was sentenced to four and a half years’ imprisonment today for his role in importing over 3.2 kilograms of Contac NT hidden inside tin foil parcels and security cameras.
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