Fact sheets

Find out more about sending import and export information through TSW.


Registering to use TSW (PDF 1.03 MB)

How to register to use Trade Single Window (TSW).

Electronic submission of lodgements (PDF 759 KB)

Explains the methods available for submitting lodgements electronically.

How TSW Notifications work (PDF 198.71 KB)

This fact sheet is for operators of Customs-controlled areas (CCAs) and MPI premises, and anyone submitting Import Declarations, Export Declarations, Inward Cargo Reports or Cargo Reports Export.

Administrator of Organisation (PDF 484 KB)

Explains how the organisation administrator can manage link requests and maintain derails for their organisation.

Applying for a Declarant Code to submit lodgements (PDF 480 KB)

Provides information regarding the process to apply for a declarant code to submit lodgements.

Goods Clearance Fees (PDF 112 KB)

Explains the fees that apply to import and export clearances and inward/outward cargo reports.

Importing goods for business or commercial use (PDF 297 KB)

Provides an introduction and overview for people wanting to bring goods into NZ for business or commercial use.  This document explains commonly used terms, how the import clearance process works and other information to consider.

Import declaration requirements (PDF 383 KB)

Explains key aspects involved in import declarations and what needs to be provided.

Importing goods for personal use (PDF 426 KB)

Provides an introduction and overview for people wanting to bring goods into NZ for personal use.  This document explains commonly used terms, how the import clearance process works and other information to consider, as well as a list of FAQs. 

Primary Industries Import Declarant (PDF 257 KB)

This is a type of Import Declaration message.  By choosing to submit this, the lodgement will only be sent to MPI and not New Zealand Customs.

Exporting goods for business or commercial use (PDF 310 KB)

Provides an introduction and overview for people wanting to take goods out of NZ for business or commercial use.

Exporting goods for personal use (PDF 287 KB)

Provides an introduction and overview for people wanting to take goods out of NZ for personal use.  This document explains commonly used terms, how the export clearance process works and other information to consider.

Export declaration requirements (PDF 417 KB)

Explains key aspects involved in export declarations and what needs to be provided.

Outward Cargo Report requirements (PDF 386 KB)

An Outward Cargo Report is used for carriers to report cargo loaded on departed ships and aircraft and for consolidators to gain authorisation to load consolidation consignments for export.

Cargo Report Export requirements (PDF 386 KB)

Explains key aspects of Cargo Report Exports required for goods not cleared on an export declaration. This document explains some key aspects involved in export declarations and what needs to be provided.