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.
Secure Exports Scheme
SES is an internationally recognised programme that certifies New Zealand exporters who meet Customs secure supply chain expectations. SES is a World Customs Organization (WCO) Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme. The WCO AEO programme focuses on three areas, which underpin the SES: Collaboration between businesses and customs administrations to increase supply chain security and safety Cooperation among customs administrations to increase security and facilitate trade Customs authorities and Other-Government and Inter-Government Agencies working together to harmonise and standise security requirements. In this section you can find all information on becoming an SES member as an exporter or supply chain partner, and the information you need once you are a member.