17 March 2017


We are currently working on developing a new website. This new website will greatly improve our communication with customers and bring efficiencies, including reducing confusion and calls to the Contact Centre. A new and improved site structure, navigation, and search function will mean customers can find what they are looking for. 

We are halfway through the design phase. As part of this phase, we are seeking users’ views on how we structure the information on the new website. 

Four individuals were due in court in Auckland on Wednesday (15 March) charged with a range of offences relating to the supply of methamphetamine and the possession of equipment with intent to manufacture a controlled drug (methamphetamine). 

This follows a New Zealand Police and New Zealand Customs Service operation which led to search warrants being executed last night at residential and commercial addresses in Lynfield, Waitakere, Newmarket, Epsom, Avondale and New Lynn.  

On 1 March 2017, the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs terminated the anti-dumping duties imposed on preserved peaches from Spain.

The termination is effective from 23 February 2017 and was the result of a “sunset” review into the continued need for the duties.


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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