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Goods affected by Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

09.58am 11 January 2019

On Sunday 13 January 2019, the Ministry for Primary Industries directed the WWL Parsifal (Roll on Roll Off Carrier) to leave New Zealand due to Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs.

Cargo from decks 4, 4b, 5 and 6 were granted clearance to discharge and all other cargo remained on board.

Customs advice is as follows:

Brokers/declarants are to amend their original import declarations to change the date of importation, voyage number, and ship if necessary.

Amending the entry will not affect duty, GST and other charges debited to the Broker Deferred and Client Deferred accounts when the original Import Entries were cleared. This is because those charges are triggered by Entry Clearance, not date of importation.
The original entry charges will appear as usual on deferred payment account statements for the period, and GST registered entities can claim GST credits from Inland Revenue.

If you wish to have the entry charges temporarily delayed from being debited from a deferred account, please email your request to quoting your Customs client code and Customs entry number.

Customs will consider your request on a case by case basis.