28 April 2017


The latest release of TSW was deployed on Saturday 8th April.  Part of the enhanced capability means there will be a change in the public counter process for both Customs and MPI from 1 May 2017.

The previous process was that a private importer visits MPI, obtains a BACC and then visits Customs to obtain a Delivery Order to complete their clearance.

It was a privilege to have our Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Bill English, officially open the Joint Border Analytics Facility this week (26 April). This partnership between Customs, Ministry for Primary Industries and Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment (Immigration NZ) forms a core team to gain intelligence insights and better inform risk targeting. 

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner announced (21 April) 15 new eGates are now fully operational at Auckland Airport arrivals, meaning Customs’ nationwide upgrade and expansion of eGates is almost complete.

“The Government has invested $6.6 million in this technology to more than double eGate capacity from 22 to 50 gates across the country,” Ms Wagner says.


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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