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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

  • 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.

  • Trade Single Window online

    From 6 July 2015, approved customs brokers can apply for supplier codes and client codes using the ‘TSW Online Registration'. Have a look at the registration process and the TSW Online Guides for assistance.

  • 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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​Shopping online? Find out how much duty or GST you may need to pay.
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