- 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
Changes for imported firearms, firearm parts and weapons
Weapons, firearms and firearm-related parts cleared through the international mail system will be processed under a new system implemented by Customs from 1 March 2020.
If the items are for personal use, importers will be required to present their Police import permits to clear goods through their nearest Customs office or contact a Customs Broker to arrange clearance on their behalf. No permits should be sent to the Arms Officer at the Mail Centre.
This change is to improve efficiency of weapons and firearm-related imports cleared by Customs. If Customs receives any Police permits at the International Mail Centre after this date, permits will be returned unprocessed.
NZ Post has made changes on the types of firearm items delivered through its system.
Importers should contact NZ Post for information regarding delivery of such items once they have been released by Customs into the mail system.