2 JUNE 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 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 Office of Ethnic Communities, part of the Department of Internal Affairs, is hosting this year’s Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) NZ conference on Friday 30 June at the Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland. Diversity is a reality for New Zealand – is your business ready to unlock its benefits?

EPIC NZ is an annual conference which celebrates the strength of New Zealand's growing and diverse business community, and has previously been attended by more than 300 people each year.


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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