16 June 2017


On Wednesday (14 June), Customs Minister Tim Macindoe saw first-hand the positive impact new offsite storage regulations are having on small to medium sized breweries.

The Minister visited North End Brewing Co in Waikanae with Local MP Nathan Guy to inspect their offsite storage facility, as well as its brewery site.

8 years jail for Brazilian cocaine smuggler, Kiwi man gets 5 months’ jail for meth in pocket, and Canadian man arrested for $4.8m meth candles

A 29-year-old Brazilian woman was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment in the Manukau District Court yesterday, for attempting to smuggle 4.6 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage. 

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2017.

The annual adjustment is based on movements in the Consumer Price Index over the 12-month period prior to 31 March 2017.

The ACC levy on motor spirits will be 6 cents per litre from 1 July 2017. The levy does not apply to diesel.

The levy is set in the Accident Compensation (Motor Vehicle Account Levy) Regulations 2017, and Customs collects the levy for ACC. 


The Customs rates of exchange for entries lodged on 11/09/2017 to 24/09/2017 (inclusive) to 25/09/2017 to 08/10/2017 (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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