- 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
COVID-19 update 2 April: Temporary entry restrictions are in place at the NZ border. ONLY New Zealand residents and citizens (and their children and partners) are permitted to enter New Zealand – this includes the Realm countries (the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand, airline and marine crew. There will be some exceptions to the entry restrictions, on a case by case basis. For more information on the temporary entry restrictions, please refer to either the Immigration NZ website or the Ministry of Health website. More Customs’ information in relation to COVID-19, including how Customs is continuing to ensure that imports/exports clear the NZ border, is available on this website. For more information about the NZ Government’s COVID-19 response, please refer to the official COVID-19 website.
Working Tariff Document reprint
The Working Tariff Document (WTD) has been reprinted with an effective date of 30 December 2018.
Current holders of a WTD or subscribers to the amendment service will need to purchase the reprinted version to maintain an up-to-date copy. All future amending pages will be typeset to replace the WTD reprint 2018 version only.
The reprint has been brought about by the significant changes to be made by the Tariff (CPTPP) Amendment Order 2018, bringing benefits to New Zealand from the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership from 30 December 2018. The reprint also consolidates the extensive amendments that have been made to the WTD since the last reprint.
The purchase price of the reprinted WTD will be kept at $255.00 (GST inclusive) for the hard copy or the single user electronic version. A network user version is also available on request.
Please note that overseas purchases will incur an additional freight charge.
Should you wish to purchase the reprinted WTD, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order.