24 March 2017


Customs has done an outstanding job clearing a record number of passengers this summer season while continuing to protect the border with numerous seizures and arrests, Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says.

“Passenger volumes peaked as expected, with more than 3.68 million travellers passing through international airports in December, January and February — an 8.7 per cent increase on last summer. It was a big season for cruise ships too, with a record 139 visiting vessels carrying almost 312,000 passengers and crew,” Ms Wagner says.

The final major release of Trade Single Window functionality is set to be deployed over 7-8 April, 2017.  It includes enhancements to online registration (used to apply for supplier and client codes), user permissions, and managing organisation and user information.

Sessions to explain changes and show the new screens will start from Monday.

A traditional coin ceremony held with Q-West boat builders in Wanganui on Wednesday (21 March 2017) put Customs’ official seal on the powerhouse of its new patrol vessel Hawk V.  

Deputy Comptroller Operations, Bill Perry says Customs is determined to protect the maritime border from risks or threats, and the new vessel which is currently being constructed will enhance its capabilities, now and in future. 


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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