- 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
COVID-19 update: New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1 except for Auckland which is at Alert Level 2. Travel restrictions are in place at the border. There are no restrictions on the movement of freight. Visit the COVID-19 section of this website, or the official COVID-19 website, for more information.
Make a complaint
Find out how to make a complaint – and maybe it’ll help us do things better next time.
Sometimes things don't go as well as we hope. If you have encountered a problem with some aspect of our service, please let us know. We are interested to hear from you and, if we are wrong, will always do what we can to put things right.
How to make a complaint
If you wish to make a complaint to Customs, please contact us stating:
- your contact details
- where and when the problem took place
- what went wrong
- what you would like to see happen.
We prefer to receive complaints in writing as it means there is a record, and it helps to set out the issues clearly. However, if you do want to speak to someone, you can call us on 0800 4 CUSTOMS (0800 428 786).
If your complaint relates to a Customs employee, please contact the Integrity Line
What Customs will do
You can be sure that Customs will listen to your complaint and that we will treat you with courtesy and fairness as we work through it. You can also be assured that your dealings with us will stay strictly confidential.
Once you have made a complaint, we will:
- investigate it promptly and thoroughly
- not discriminate against you for any reason
- acknowledge receipt of your complaint within five working days and provide you with a contact point
- aim to issue a full response to your complaint within 20 working days or, if this is not possible, let you know when that will be
- advise Customs management on how your complaint might help us improve our service.
If you find you are not happy with the way we respond, or if you feel there are issues that we have not addressed, please let us know.