- 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
NZ Maritime border controls
There are restrictions on the maritime vessels that may arrive into NZ. Strict isolation or quarantine requirements are also in place for those arriving at the maritime border.
The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border) Order 2020 has been made to strengthen maritime border controls to further mitigate the risk of COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the maritime border.
The purpose of the Order is to:
- restrict the vessels that may arrive into New Zealand, and
- put in place strict isolation or quarantine requirements for those arriving at the maritime border.
The Order was made under section 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 by the Minister of Health, and it came into effect at 11.59pm on 30 June 2020.
The COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border) Order (No 2) 2020 came into effect from 11.59pm on Sunday 6 September and replaced the previous Order, that governs persons who arrive in New Zealand by sea.
The Order continues the prohibition on foreign ships in New Zealand, with a range of exceptions. Exceptions include fishing ships, cargo ships and those that have been granted permission if there is a humanitarian reason or a compelling need for the ship to be delivered to a NZ business.
Download the Vessels arriving in New Zealand Guide (PDF 205 KB).
Visit our webpage for more information in relation to superyachts and pleasure craft.