- 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
- 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
Lodge your export entry
You must get electronic clearance for anything you export from New Zealand, or you won’t be able to export it. The only exception is some postal items.
Why do I need Customs clearance?
We need export clearances so that we can make sure:
- no prohibited items leave NZ
- restricted items leaving NZ have the correct permits
- overseas trading partners can trust the security of NZ exports.
There are two types of export clearance:
- export entries
- electronic cargo information (ECI) reports.
- stamped by us
- show your GST registration number.
We give export entry data to Statistics New Zealand so that they can produce statistics on:
- overseas trade
- balance of payments
- Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The Treasury, Reserve Bank and other national and international agencies use these statistics to forecast, monitor and manage NZ’s economic performance. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) uses these statistics to help businesses that want to export and to decide which sectors it works with.
Private companies use these statistics to monitor their market share and plan their business.
Export entries give full details of your export, including how your item(s) are classified under the Tariff of New Zealand.
You must use an export entry if:
- your item(s) have a free on board (FOB) value of more than NZ$1,000
- you are claiming a drawback on duty you paid.