Visiting NZ, immigrating or receiving personal items from overseas
Importing, or bringing items from overseas to sell in New Zealand
Travelling abroad, migrating or sending items overseas
Exporting, or selling items from New Zealand overseas
We’ve launched a series of interactive guides about Free Trade Agreements and steps to claiming tariff preference under them (imports and exports). You may find these useful if you’re an importer, exporter or broker.
From 1 January 2016 a Border Clearance Levy will be paid when you purchase tickets for travel overseas. For air passengers and those arriving on private craft it will be NZ$18.76 excluding GST and NZ$22.80 excluding GST for cruise passengers. The reason for the difference between the two rates is the cost of additional biosecurity risk assessments for cruise ships at each port. Money raised from the levy will be used to protect New Zealand from biosecurity and security risks.
Member countries have agreed on a Protocol that will amend the Agreement establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) to make it more business-friendly and transparent, improve administrative efficiency, and remove some unnecessary information requirements in the certification of origin.
You can now use your Visa or MasterCard to pay your Customs charges online. Just make sure you have your invoice or entry number handy.
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