- 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
- Customs-controlled areas
- Excise forms and documents
The Working Tariff Document (WTD) has been reprinted with an effective date of 30 December 2018. Read more
You won't be able to receive your item/s until you've paid duties and GST on it.
There are a number of ways to pay us:
- you will need your Customs entry or invoice number, on the top right corner of your invoice
- there is an additional 1.9% charge for all credit card payments - visit our Credit Card Payment Portal.
Note: We do not accept credit card payments over the telephone as the CSV code is private to the card owner and should not be shared with another person.
Internet banking using "pay a bill"
- search for and select New Zealand Customs Service as the payee
- in the “particulars” field, enter your Customs entry or invoice number, on the top right corner of your invoice.
Direct internet banking
- you must pay using New Zealand dollars
- account name: New Zealand Customs Service
- account number: 03-0049-0000706-20
Westpac Banking Corporation
New Zealand Government Branch
318 Lambton Quay
Swift code: WPACNZ2W
We accept cash, EFTPOS, cheque and credit card.
- send a cheque payable to New Zealand Customs Service
- send a copy of the invoice to:
New Zealand Customs Service
PO Box 73-003
Watch our video on how to pay Customs charges.