21 July 2017


Our new Hawk V reached another milestone last month when it was flipped upright.

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. 

Check out how much duty/GST you may need to pay

Buying goods from overseas? Check out What's My Duty? the easy way to estimate how much duty and/or GST you may need to pay to Customs.


The Customs rates of exchange for entries lodged on 14/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 (inclusive) to 28/08/2017 to 10/09/2017 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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