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This site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. This means that information provided on this site may be reproduced without further permission, provided that:

  1. it is reproduced accurately, unchanged and in whole
  2. it is attributed to the New Zealand Customs Service, and
  3. it is not used in a derogatory manner or misleading context.

This license does not apply to any logos, emblems, design elements, or photography on this website. These specific items may be re-used only with our permission. Requests and inquiries concerning the reproduction of information on this website for any purpose other than personal or in-house use should be directed to the webmaster at the New Zealand Customs Service.


This website is intended to provide information to the public and every effort will be made to ensure it is always accurate and up to date.

However, the information is of a general nature and is subject to change from time to time. It does not have the force of official information. Visitors to the website are therefore advised to:

  • remember that the content on the Customs website is regularly reviewed and updated to keep it accurate and relevant
  • contact the New Zealand Customs Service for verification if you have any doubts or questions about the information on the website.


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

You may find the following links useful: 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 or call 09 489 5275 for further information on the courses on offer.

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