- Start importing
- Import 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
Strengthening supply chains and reducing delays for transTasman traders
Last week the Government announced significant new funding for Customs in Budget 2018. This is a major milestone for us as it shows they recognise and support the work we are doing to protect New Zealand’s border.
$58.1 M, over four years, will be invested to help boost our efforts in disrupting drug smuggling networks.
This will enable us to build on a number of initiatives such as increasing our offshore presence, targeting the cross-border flow of criminal proceeds, strengthening the security of our supply chains, improving our maritime presence, and enhancing our community and industry engagement.
As part of enhancing our presence and security within the supply chain, we will be looking to boost staff numbers as well as invest in tools such as additional vehicles and x-ray units.
While it is still early days, we will keep you informed as implementation of this programme of work progresses.
On the trade side of our operations, we will also receive $0.85 M to help reduce delays for our exporters, specifically focused on two trials for transTasman trade.
Australia is our top export destination and our second largest import source across goods and services. However, the cost of compliance for New Zealand businesses is much higher compared to the OECD average for similar countries.
The funding will be used to run a full trial of a Secure Trade Lane, following the successful proof of concept trial towards the end of 2017 and a second proof of concept trial anticipated in the near future.
Ecommerce mail volumes from Australia have increased exponentially in the last several years, and projections show that this will continue to increase. The budget funding will also be used to build on the success of the International Post Green Lane trial by developing ongoing IT capability for exchange of electronic mail data.
The allocation will be used to fund a small project team on a short-term basis, technology-related expenses for Customs.
More information will be provided once further planning has been carried out in liaison with the relevant industry partners.