Coronavirus update 5 February: Travel restrictions are in place at the border. Only travellers arriving in NZ on flights from Australia, Singapore and the United States will be allowed to use eGates. All other travellers are now required to have their passports physically checked by a Customs officer. We ask for your ongoing understanding and patience as we protect NZ from the Novel Coronavirus. More information. If you have an immigration enquiry about travelling to NZ from China or transiting through China, please refer to the Immigration website.
As well as monitoring export goods, we're also charged with encouraging New Zealand's international trade.
We work closely with other countries' Customs agencies to facilitate the movement of trade goods internationally.
As an exporter, you're in a position to benefit from the numerous preferential trade agreements and export schemes which New Zealand has negotiated internationally over the years, and which are designed to promote the export of our goods.
In this section you can learn more about these international agreements and Customs' role in the export sector. You can also access all the information, guidance and documentation you will need in your important role as a New Zealand exporter. We also have useful information on Brexit and what it means for New Zealand businesses.
Certificate of New Zealand Origin
Note: Customs does not issue Certification of NZ origin. The Certificate of NZ origin is a third party certificate issued by a number of entities including Chambers of Commerce. Download the fact sheets listed below for more information:
- Fact Sheet 38: Exports to China (PDF 754 KB)
- Fact Sheet 43: Exports to Member Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Australian Certification and Trade Facilitation (PDF 318.66 KB)