The New Zealand Customs Service is the government agency with the job of ensuring the security of our borders.
We protect the economy from illegal imports and exports. We promote New Zealand’s international trade. We collect revenues, investigate illegal activity and prosecute where necessary.
We also make sure that lawful travellers and goods can move across our borders as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Our Māori name – Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa – translates as the authority that screens and protects New Zealand.