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Customs Rules for Inward Cargo Reports

12.12pm 25 September 2023

From 16 October 2023, an amendment to the Customs Rules for Inward Cargo Reports (ICRs) will come into effect, changing the tariff code requirements.

Currently, ICRs requesting write off for goods with a value for duty between NZD $400 to $1000 requires a full 11 digit tariff code, as per the Working Tariff Document of New Zealand.

The amendment will relax this requirement to a 6 digit tariff code, to align with the Harmonised System maintained by the World Customs Organization. 

These changes will come into effect on Trade Single Window (TSW) on 16 October 2023.