15 September 2017

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From 1 October 2017 our New Plymouth office will be open to the public from 12.30pm to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

Two Japanese men, who were part of a drug-smuggling ring importing large quantities of ephedrine hidden in wooden tables, aluminium shelves and plastic cylinders, were sentenced in the Manukau District Court.

The current tariff treatment transfers from Part II to Part I of the Tarriff on 1 October 2017.

New Zealand has been implementing the agreed tariff elimination under the World Trade Organization – Information Technology Agreement (WTO–ITA) though a tariff concession (Reference Number 60) under Part II of the Tariff.

Article 2.6 of the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea requires New Zealand to grant duty free tariff treatment for the class of goods described as ‘Goods Re-entered after Repair or Alteration’.

Regulars

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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