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A Customs and Police investigation has resulted in the arrest of seven overseas nationals for the attempted import of at least 100-120 kilograms of methamphetamine disguised as concrete inside the base of outdoor umbrella stands.

Customs and MPI have confirmed 1 July 2018 as the mandatory date for changing to the WCO3 cargo reporting and clearance messages, and using Trade Single Window to submit them.

For the tenth time Medsafe with New Zealand Customs recently participated in the annual international initiative known as Operation PANGEA, to highlight the illicit trade in medicines around the world.

New levy rates and additional goods will apply to the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Goods) Levy on 1 January 2018. The 2018 levy rates have increased substantially from the 2017 rates.

Regulars

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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