Lodgements

Information about the reports and declarations used in goods clearance.


Goods coming into New Zealand

Border agencies require information from the carrier, the freight forwarder and the importer or their agent so we can assess risk and collect any charges that need to be paid.

For information on importing, refer to the fact sheets:

Importing goods for business or commercial use (PDF 297 KB)
Provides an introduction and overview for people wanting to bring goods into NZ for business or commercial use. This document explains commonly used terms, how the import clearance process works and other information to consider.

Import Declaration Requirements (PDF 383 KB)
Explains key aspects involved in import declarations and what needs to be provided.

Importing goods for personal use (PDF 426 KB)
Provides an introduction and overview for people wanting to bring goods into NZ for personal use. This document explains commonly used terms, how the import clearance process works and other information to consider, as well as a list of FAQs.

Inward Cargo Report (ICR)
ICRs are used by carriers to advance report cargo arriving in New Zealand and to report details of exempt entry goods such as international transhipments and low value goods.

The Inward Cargo Report is currently being piloted and the fact sheet is not yet available.

Goods going out of New Zealand

For information on exporting, refer to the Fact sheets

Exporting goods for business or commercial use (PDF 371 KB)
Provides an introduction and overview for people wanting to send goods out of NZ for business or commercial use.

Exporting goods for personal use (PDF 305 KB)
Provides an introduction and overview for people wanting to take goods out of NZ for personal use. This document explains commonly used terms, how the export clearance process works and other information to consider.

Export Declaration Requirements (PDF 416 KB)
Explains key aspects involved in export declarations and what needs to be provided.

Outward Cargo Report Requirements (PDF 392 KB)
An Outward Cargo Report is used for carriers to report cargo loaded on departed ships and aircraft and for consolidators to gain authorisation to load consolidation consignments for export.

Cargo Report Export Requirements (PDF 498 KB)
Explains key aspects of Cargo Report Exports required for goods not cleared on an export declaration.

Excise

For information on submitting excise declarations refer to TSW Excise.

Craft Arrival and Departures

  • Advanced Notice of Arrival: For commercial ships. Incorporates Inward Report information if known, precluding the need for a separate Inward Report.
    Initial Pilot completed 2017, secondary pilot date to be confirmed.
  • Advanced Notice of Departure: For commercial ships – based on and replaces Outward Report form.
    Initial Pilot completed 2017, secondary pilot date to be confirmed.

Completing a Lodgement

For assistance in completing lodgements, refer to the Fact sheets and guides available.