Featured topics

Here you will find easy access to a number of articles and topics which are either of current importance – such as an introduction to the new SmartGate technology – or old favourites, like the piece on our popular drug detector dogs.

But featured topics also houses many other important categories of information; for example, rules and regulations regarding importing and exporting; and informative background advice on some of the pitfalls of internet shopping.

Items can be viewed by topic or category; or in alphabetical or chronological order.

This description was last updated on: Thursday, 03 September 2015 .

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A new era of collaboration between New Zealand's border agencies promises more control, easier travelling, and greater efficiency.

How to work out your Customs charges, concessions and duty-free allowances along with ways to pay.

Secure controlled environments which allow us to perform our Customs duties.

Customs’ amazing detector dogs sniff out smuggled drugs and explosives and help keep New Zealand safe.

​New Zealand’s free trade agreements with strategically important countries assist our exporters and improve our standing as a global trader.

​More and more people are shopping on the internet. But there may be extra charges you should be aware of.

Customs and MPI's Joint Border Management System brings better security and more efficiency to New Zealand's borders.

Details on how to contact Customs if you have a media enquiry.

​MRAs exist between countries, like New Zealand, who wish to free up global trade while at the same time improving global trade security.

Your guide to all the goods that are subject to an import or export prohibition in New Zealand. 

​Exercise Maru 2015 is the second in a series of annual, dedicated Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) exercises to be hosted on a rotating basis by the six Asia-Pacific Exercise Partners.

Protecting your exports and giving you greater certainty in the movement of your goods.

SmartGate, or eGates, is a fast and easy way to breeze through passport control.