Customs charges, duties & allowances

We collect Customs charges on goods coming into and going out of New Zealand.

When you bring goods into New Zealand you may need to pay Customs duty and other charges on their arrival. What you pay will depend on a number of factors such as; whether the goods are for your own personal use; whether they are covered by a concession or duty-free allowance; whether they are for business or commercial use.

When taking goods out of New Zealand, your goods may incur a fee if they require Customs inspection.

Find out more about what you may need to pay, the concessions that might apply, how to work out the charges, our methods of payment, and the exchange rates Customs uses.

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