- Start importing
- Import 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
Movement of goods
There are no restrictions on the movement of freight.
New Zealand has not closed its border to goods or trade and there are no restrictions on the movement of freight. All freight can enter and leave the country.
Imports and exports may continue to operate on the same basis as pre COVID-19. Both essential and non-essential goods are being cleared by border agencies, with an additional specific focus on identifying and expediting critical supplies.
Goods transport are an essential service and can continue to operate. All freight can also be distributed and received. This does not change restrictions on the businesses, which remain unable to trade under this alert level, except to receive goods.
Employers, operators and businesses must ensure all relevant COVID-19 health and safety protocols are being adhered to at their respective points in the goods supply chain.