14 July 2017


The Customs and Excise Bill is currently awaiting its Second Reading in Parliament.  Customs is working on draft regulations required for implementation of the Bill relating to duty drawbacks (refunds where duty-paid goods are later exported). We would welcome your feedback on this matter.

From 1 August 2017 exporters of indigenous timber will need to have a single use permit number to clear their export entries through Customs’ computer system. The non transferable permit number will be provided to the exporter by the Ministry for Primary Industries on the completed approved Intention To Export (ITE) form.

Customs no longer advertises tariff concession applications, approvals and declines in the New Zealand Gazette.


The Customs rates of exchange for entries lodged on 25/09/2017 to 08/10/2017 (inclusive) to 09/10/2017 to 22/10/2017 (inclusive) are now available here.

The Customs controlled areas are available on the New Zealand Customs Service website.

For information and related forms and documents click here.

For the latest Customs vacancies please visit https://careers.customs.govt.nz

You may find the following links useful:

www.CBAFF.org.nz The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation provides industry sector training, including courses offered through an arrangement with an accredited IATA training provider.

International Transchem Management (ITM), an IATA accredited training provider, also provides dangerous goods training to the freight forwarding industry. Email enrol@itmtraining.co.nz or call 09 489 5275 for further information on the courses on offer.

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