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A reminder of specific Other Information Field (OINF) codes
Where an OINF code applies, the relevant code type must be entered under the Additional Information Field on the entry. The OINF codes are specific to a situation that needs to be reflected correctly by the declarant for the goods being imported or exported. For example, when a ship or boat is being exported from New Zealand under their own power, the OINF code to be used is EXP.
Exporting New Zealand Grape Wine Direct To Consumer (DTC)
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced regulatory changes that permit wine with approved export eligibility to be exported in individual consignments of up to 27 litres “Direct to Consumer” (DTC) without an export eligibility statement. This follows consultation/discussion with stakeholders. These requirements come into effect from 1 July 2022.
Update: Continued imposition of anti-dumping duties on preserved peaches from Spain; and goods currently subject to anti-dumping duties
On 23 May 2022, the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (Minister) gave notice to continue to impose anti-dumping duty on imports of preserved peaches from Spain.
Russia Sanctions Update: 35 percent import tariff from 25 April 2022
The latest Regulations made under the Russia Sanctions Act 2022 impose a 35 percent tariff on all imports of goods of Russian origin. This comes into effect on 25 April 2022 and applies to all goods of Russian origin regardless of country of export. Any consignments en route to New Zealand prior to 25 April 2022 are exempt from this tariff.
Update: Re-imposition of anti-dumping duties on galvanised wire from Malaysia; and goods currently subject to anti-dumping duties
On 16 December 2020, the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (Minister) gave notice re-imposing anti-dumping duty with revised rates set out in the Second Schedule to the gazette notice which is available online.
Update: Imposition of provisional anti-dumping duties on galvanised wire from China and goods currently subject to anti-dumping duties
On 21 November 2020, the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (Minister) made determinations for Step 1 of the current investigation of dumping of galvanised wire from China and Indonesia.
Reduction of excise duty rates for motor spirits removed - return to full rate on 1 July 2023
The Government has put the necessary legislative change in place to remove the reduction of excise and excise-equivalent duty rate on motor spirits. The excise and excise-equivalent duty rate will increase to 70.024¢ plus 8¢ per g of Pb (full rates) on 1 July 2023.