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Client codes

A client code is a unique number that identifies individual importers and exporters.

Client codes are only issued to New Zealand entities (such as registered New Zealand companies). A client code is required as part of the import and export entry preparation for shipments valued at NZ$1000 or more.

If you think you may already have a client code, please get in touch with our National Contact Centre to confirm.

If you don't have a client code your broker can apply for this on your behalf, discuss this with your broker, or you can apply for a client code yourself. To do this:

For more information see import entry process.