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
The nature of the border has changed significantly since the Customs and Excise Act was last thoroughly reviewed. The current Act came into force in 1996 and is based on the 1966 Act, which in turn was based on 1913 legislation. We have reviewed the Act and a summary of the submissions and the decisions that have been made is now available to the public.
The PEFML levy will increase on 1 July 2016 to 0.2 cents per litre (up from the existing rate of 0.045 cents per litre). The levy applies to petroleum or engine fuel that is specified in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table as a type of motor spirit, diesel, biodiesel, and ethyl alcohol (fuel).
The annual adjustment to the levy rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2016.
We are launching the second round of our annual passenger survey which helps us to continually improve service delivery at the border. The survey involves a random sample of people who have entered New Zealand over the last 12 months and includes both New Zealanders and visitors.
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.
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