From 1 October 2018 Customs will have a new Act. The changes mainly affect our business customers. Find out what this may mean for your business.
Set up your deferred account
Follow the instructions below to set up a deferred account.
Apply for the BDCF facility
You must post or email us:
- a completed application form NZCS 613: Credit facility for brokers registration (DOC 151 KB)
- a completed NZCS 615: Authority to accept direct debits (DOC 267 KB)
- a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation for your company (Companies Office)
- a full set of financial statements, signed by your company director
- a CV with your work history and experience as a Customs broker
- evidence of any professional associations you’re part of
- personal photo identification, eg your passport, driver’s license or birth certificate.
If you’re applying on behalf of a trust, you must also post or email us:
- a copy of the trust deed
- what type of trust it is, eg qualifying, non-qualifying, foreign
- where it’s based (“place of domicile”)
- its structure, including what type of directorate it has
- how much the trustee company is worth.
Our email address for BDCF applications is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our postal address for BDCF applications is:
New Zealand Customs Service,
Revenue Management Team,
PO Box 29,
Use the BDCF facility
When you lodge your client’s import entry, you can place it on your account.
- record your broker code
- select “broker deferred” in the payment method field.
Once we’ve cleared the entry, you can’t change the payment status.
Contact us at email@example.com if you want to change your payment method.
Note: if the importer is on a deferred payment scheme, you can’t use the BDF facility.
Guarantee your account
We may need you to give us a bank or equivalent guarantee if you’re:
- a company registered overseas
- a company registered in NZ whose directors all live overseas
- a trust
- an insolvent company, or a person with a history of bankruptcy.
You must complete an NZCS 608: Guarantee for payment of sums due (DOC 246 KB).
The guarantor must:
- be an appropriate NZ-based bank or finance company
- agree to cover every deferred payment up to an overall maximum amount.
If you’re a new broker, you can ask for us to review whether you still need to provide security after a year.
We also accept cash deposits into our trust account.