- 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
On Monday 20 January it's Wellington Anniversary Day and Wellington Customhouse will be closed to the public and will reopen on Tuesday 21 January.
Updated advice on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug invested vessels
On 16 February, we sent an Important Notice about vehicles carried on vessels infested with the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
We advised that an export entry would be required and a subsequent import declaration when the vessel returned to New Zealand. This advice is now withdrawn.
Following consultation with industry members, we are now updating our advice on how these vehicles can be re-entered into New Zealand.
Entries are not to be cancelled. Customs will initiate an amendment to the original import declarations to change the vessel name and date of importation, where necessary. This will not require any action by brokers/declarants for import declarations already lodged or cleared because the amendments will be system generated once the new dates of importation are known.
This amendment approach does not affect duty, GST and other charges debited to 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 to be temporarily dropped from direct debit process, please email email@example.com quoting your Customs client code and Customs entry number, and Customs will consider your request.