News & resources

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If you want to get in touch with the lively heart of Customs, this is the place to go. Discover what’s happening, what’s new, and what’s being planned. Access media releases, news stories, and our social pages. You might also like to subscribe to our regular publications. 

On the technical front, this is where you can access all the official resources, forms, facts and technical information needed for importing or exporting goods – and where you can bone up on all the statutes and legal documents which underpin the overall objectives and policies of the Customs Service.

Within this section

  • Important notices & updates

    Information, alerts, and bulletins on significant or noteworthy changes in the world of Customs.​

  • News stories

    Regularly updated news items and media releases relating to the work and achievements of Customs, plus access to an extensive back catalogue.​

  • Codes & utilities for trade

    Interactive tools plus important information and resources needed when importing and exporting commercially.​

  • Forms & documents

    ​This section gives you access to Customs’ forms, documents, fact sheets, and publications.

  • Legislation

    ​Browse the Customs and Excise Act 1996, Customs and Excise Regulations 1996, and other relevant legislation.

  • Responses to Official Information Act Requests

    ​Customs publishes responses to selected Official Information Act (OIA) requests.

  • Events

    The complete annual calendar of upcoming events, including forums, conferences, management meetings, and social occasions.​

  • Images

    Customs' photo library depicting the people, the work, and the world of the New Zealand Customs Service.​

  • Subscriptions

    Subscribe here to Customs’ online newsletter, ‘Customs Release’, and to The Working Tariff Document and other Tariff related documents.​

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