- Start importing
- Prohibited and restricted imports
- Import animals
- Commercial ships and cruise liners
- Lodge your import entry
- Valuation for import
- Preferential tariff duty rates
- Customs rulings
- Customs exchange rates
- Import payments and refunds
- Deferred accounts for importers
- Deferred accounts for brokers
- Import forms and documents
- What is excise?
- Apply for a licence
- Lodge your excise entry
- Claim excise duty remission or refund
- Pay excise duty and other charges
- Apply for excise duty credit or drawback
- Moving excisable items
- Changing, suspending or cancelling your licence
- Amend, surrender or transfer your licence
- Change your entry or payment timeframe
- Excise forms and documents
- Advice for exporters, importers and businesses
- Movement of goods
- Customs duties
- Excise clients
- Goods clearance fees deferral
- Lodging of Import Declarations
- Movement of critical supplies
- NZ Maritime Border Controls
- Permits and Carnets
- Point of Care test kits
- Public counters
- Tariff Concessions
- Trade enquiries
When does this change start?
From 1 October 2018, importers will be able to apply to Customs for a valuation ruling.
Who does this change affect?
Importers and their agents, and brokers.
What do I have to do if I want to use this?
You will need to apply to Customs before your goods are imported into New Zealand.
What form do I need to use?
All new forms will be available from the Customs website on 1 October 2018.
What basis does Customs use to make a ruling?
In making valuation rulings, Customs uses methods that are set out in the Act and which follow the World Trade Organisation’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
How long will Customs take to make a decision?
Customs has up to a maximum of 150 days to make a ruling.
How long will a ruling be valid?
Once a ruling is given, it is valid for up to three years.