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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.

Important notices

  • Customs’ Import and Export Prohibition Orders

    On 1 October 2014 the new Customs Import Prohibition Order 2014 and Customs Export Prohibition Order 2014 came into effect.

  • Getting repairs done overseas? GST applies

    If you send goods overseas for repair or refurbishment, they are subject to duty and GST when they are returned. Duty and GST is charged on the repair cost, not the total value of your goods.

  • AANZFTA protocol signed

    Member countries have agreed on a protocol that will amend the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA).

  • Pay Customs online by credit card

    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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Current news stories

  • 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.
  • New recruits to boost border protection

    Twenty-six new recruits began an intensive nine-week training course in Auckland that will see them graduate as Customs officers in time for the busy summer season.
  • New Customs dog graduates

    Comptroller of Customs Carolyn Tremain congratulated Customs’ newest detector dog team at a graduation ceremony at the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham.
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