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This year Customs celebrates its 175th anniversary

Customs is the oldest government department in New Zealand and this year marks its 175th anniversary. The department was established on 5 January 1840.

Important notices

  • ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) First Protocol Implemented

    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.

  • 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.

  • Annual goods survey 2015

    New Zealand Customs Service is launching its annual goods client survey. This helps us to continually improve our service delivery at the border and our customers’ experience.

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