- 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
- Permits and Carnets
- Point of Care test kits
- Public counters
- Tariff Concessions
- Trade enquiries
Private yachts and sailing craft
Arrivals on superyachts and pleasure craft are not exempt from the current border closure. Departures will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
New Zealand’s border is currently closed to almost all travellers to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Effectively, the New Zealand border is closed for all but essential travel. Only New Zealand citizens and residents, as well as some other specified travellers, are permitted to enter New Zealand without having to apply for an exception.
Visa waiver crew (including Australian citizens not resident in New Zealand) travelling on superyachts and pleasure craft are not exempt from the closure of New Zealand’s border, and current immigration instructions state they must be refused entry permission unless they meet one of the exceptions.
More information on current immigration policy, including the process to apply for an exception to the border closure can be found on Immigration New Zealand’s website.
All superyachts and pleasure craft looking to depart New Zealand during the current border restrictions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis prior to approval being given.
The assessment will take into account the presence of or reasonable suspicion of COVID-19 in those on board, and that vessels and crew are adequately prepared for their journey and do not pose a high threat to public health.
For more information regarding departing from New Zealand, please email email@example.com
Extension to temporary entry requests
If you wish to apply for an extension to a temporary Import Clearance for a yacht that is due to expire please email all the following documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Copy of the C4G
- Evidence of value, registration and insurance documents
- Planned date of departure
In the subject line put the name of the vessel and yacht extension time requested. Any extension requests beyond September 2020 will be considered on a case by case basis.