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Goods Clearance Fees

Goods Clearance Fees effective 1 July 2021.


The updated fees will be fairer to importers and exporters and better reflect the costs of clearing goods.  The fees will cover more activities related to managing risks to New Zealand from imports and exports, and will now include goods-related investigations and seizing goods.

Some fees will increase, while others will fall. The changes relate to:

  • Customs’ hourly rate for attendance outside working hours
  • the recovery of certain costs incurred related to Customs’ services for holders of Intellectual Property Rights.

Background

These fee changes are the result of Customs’ review of Goods Clearance Fees, which Customs consulted on extensively in 2019. Read the full details in the Cabinet material: Public consultation on Customs' Proposed Goods Clearance Fees (PDF 1.2 MB), and a summary of the submissions received in the Summary of Submissions report.

Originally intended to take effect in 2020, these fee changes were delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schedule of Goods Clearance Fees and hourly rate from 1 July 2021

Fees Channel Until 30 June 2021
incl. GST
$
From 1 July 2021
incl. GST
$
Import Entry Transaction Fee   29.26 33.03

Inward Cargo Transaction Fee

Air

Sea

30.66

359.82

77.00

520.00

Export Entry Transaction Fee

Secure Exports Scheme

Other exports

12.01

17.94

3.27

6.82

Outward Cargo Transaction Fee

Cargo Report Export (Air)

Outward Cargo Report (Air)

Cargo Report Export (Sea)

Outward Cargo Report (Sea)

11.51

11.51

28.83

28.83

40.00

14.35

5.57

18.58

Customs' hourly rate

Fee

Minimum charge

74.21

250.85 applicable
only on certain days

133.00

399.00
Applies always

Intellectual Property Rights

 

Legal costs recovered

Certain costs recovered

For Biosecurity System Entry Levy visit MPI's website.