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Trade Single Window fact sheets, online guides and forms updated


  • Completed Trade Single Window now in place

    The completed Trade Single Window (TSW) has been successfully deployed and is now available to the import/export industry to use.
  • Trio arrested at Christchurch airport for smuggling $2.1M MDMA

    Customs has arrested and charged three foreign nationals after locating 5 kilograms of MDMA, worth $2.1 million, hidden in the lining of their luggage. They appeared in the Christchurch District Court. The trio, two men aged 32 and 35, and a woman aged 31 arrived on a flight from Europe via Singapore, and were stopped and questioned by officers at Christchurch Airport.
  • Couple in custody for multiple meth packages

    A young Vietnamese couple appeared in the Auckland District Court today, facing multiple charges after Customs connected them to methamphetamine packages sent from Canada. Both remain in custody and are due to reappear in court on 2 May.
  • Brazilian passenger arrested for $3.2 million cocaine

    A Brazilian woman is spending her 29th birthday in New Zealand prison today, after Customs arrested her at Auckland Airport on Sunday for 4.6 kilograms cocaine smuggled in her luggage. She is due to appear in the Manukau District Court on Friday (7 April).
  • 10 years in the ‘can’ for importing tins of ‘chicken stock’ meth

    A Hong Kong man received a sentence of 10 years and 5 months’ imprisonment today in the Auckland District court for importing two kilograms of methamphetamine, worth approximately $2 million on the street, disguised as chicken stock powder.
  • Coin seals patrol vessel’s good fortune

    A traditional coin ceremony held with Q-West boat builders in Wanganui yesterday (21 March 2017) put Customs’ official seal on the powerhouse of its new patrol vessel Hawk V.
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NEW! Changes to excise

Changes to the Regulations affecting alcohol and tobacco manufacturers


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