COVID-19 update 2 April: Temporary entry restrictions are in place at the NZ border. ONLY New Zealand residents and citizens (and their children and partners) are permitted to enter New Zealand – this includes the Realm countries (the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand, airline and marine crew. There will be some exceptions to the entry restrictions, on a case by case basis. For more information on the temporary entry restrictions, please refer to either the Immigration NZ website or the Ministry of Health website. More Customs’ information in relation to COVID-19, including how Customs is continuing to ensure that imports/exports clear the NZ border, is available on this website. For more information about the NZ Government’s COVID-19 response, please refer to the official COVID-19 website.
This section provides legislation relevant to the work of the New Zealand Customs Service.
The Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table Order 2018 (the Order) was gazetted on Friday 14 September. The Order includes the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table that will apply from 1 October 2018. This Order carries over the rates of excise and excise-equivalent duty set out under the Customs and Excise Act 1996, amended as stipulated in the Customs and Excise Act 2018. This order is part of the technical transition process from the Customs and Excise Act 1996 to the Customs and Excise Act 2018.