- 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
- NZ Maritime Border Controls
- Permits and Carnets
- Point of Care test kits
- Public counters
- Tariff Concessions
- Trade enquiries
COVID-19 update: New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1 except for Auckland which is at Alert Level 2. Travel restrictions are in place at the border. There are no restrictions on the movement of freight. Visit the COVID-19 section of this website, or the official COVID-19 website, for more information.
If you're planning on bringing items into NZ (importing), or sending items overseas (exporting) that are worth over NZ$1000, you need to apply for a Customs Number.
Alternatively, you can contact a Customs broker to liaise with Customs on your behalf.
If you're applying for yourself as a private individual please complete NZCS 224-A Customs Number Application Private Individual (PDF 818 KB).
If you're applying for a Customs Number so that you can import items for commercial purposes (to sell, to use in a business), please complete NZCS 224 Client Code Application form(PDF 583 KB).
Email the completed form and a copy of your photo ID to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive your Customs Number by email.