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What to do when bringing items into New Zealand

Items that cost NZ$1000 or less or over NZ$1000

Items that cost NZ$1000 or less

If you're bringing items to New Zealand from overseas that cost NZ$1000 or less you don't have to pay anything to Customs, as GST is collected when you purchase your items. There's nothing else that you must do for your items to arrive.

However, we do charge Duty and GST for alcohol and tobacco products regardless of value.

Items that cost more than NZ$1000

If you buy items from overseas for over NZ$1000, we collect GST and/or Duty and you must apply for a Customs Number.

Step 1

Order items for over NZ$1000, arrange transport to NZ and apply for a Customs Number (Client Code).

Step 2

The company that has transported your items will contact you when those items arrive in New Zealand.

Step 3

Email with the following:

Alternatively you can contact a Customs broker to manage the process for you at your own cost.

Step 4

Customs will issue you an invoice based on the Customs Value, which is the cost of the item in New Zealand Dollars (NZD), as well as the cost of shipping and any insurance. This charge will be made up of:

Step 5

Pay your bill

Step 6

Once you have paid, your transport company will receive automatic notification that your goods can be delivered to you.