23 June 2017


Police and Customs note the sentencing today of four people including two Taiwan nationals who were charged in relation to the importation as well as conspiracy to import methamphetamine into New Zealand.

From July 1 2017, Customs will no longer advertise tariff concession applications, approvals and declines in the New Zealand Gazette.  

Customs is launching its annual goods client survey for 2017. The survey helps us improve our service delivery and our customers’ experience at the border.

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. 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.

There are a number of new levy rates and excise duty rates which come into effect from 1 July 2017.

The new changes include the Health Promotion Levy rates for alcohol, the excise duty rates for alcohol, and the ACC levy on motor spirits. 


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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