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Domestic Transhipment Request

A Domestic Transhipment Request (DTR) is an electronic request to move uncleared cargo from one approved facility to another approved facility.


Domestic Transhipment via AIR Freight

Domestic Transhipment for Air Freight has been implemented during 2022 and has replaced the paperless transhipment scheme. More information, FAQs and a link to the video presentation can be found using this heading.

If you require any assistance or further information, please send an email to service.delivery@customs.govt.nz 

Updates

The use of the DTR in the Air Freight pathway was mandated in July 2022.

View the additional guidelines (PDF 231 KB) on when to submit a DTR and what the LoG field needs to show.

One of the downstream impacts identified since implementing DTR is the use of the Location of Goods (LoG) field in both the Inwards Cargo Report (ICR) where a DTR is requested, and the Import Declaration lodgements. In some cases, the LoG is not being declared correctly or updated when required. This is resulting in confusion for industry and agencies. The following document provides additional guidance on when to submit a DTR and what the LoG field needs to show.

Domestic Transhipment via SEA Freight

Customs and the Ministry for Primary Industries are currently running a Three Phased Pilot.

Phase One: DTRs for Feight of All Kinds (FAK) movements from Ports to CCA/TF started on 20 February 2023.

Phase Two: DTRs for Devanned consignments and consolidations movements from CCA/TF to CCA/TF has commenced on 15 May 2023.

Phase Three: DTRs for Port-to-Port transhipments by Sea (Pilot date to be confirmed)

For FAQs visit the FAQ webpage.

For more information on DTR, visit the DTR Sea information webpage. This page includes training material, requirements documents and status of ports.

If you require any assistance or further information, please feel free to email DTR@mpi.govt.nz