2 Jul
Importing of Bulk Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)

If you want to import a bulk hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) into New Zealand after 31st December 2019, you will need a permit. 'Bulk HFC' means a container of new or recycled HFC gas in an unprocessed form, alone or in a mixture. You need permits for both new and recycled bulk HFCs. The definition of bulk…

 
5 Oct 2018
Customs and Excise Act 2018

The new Customs and Excise act 2018 will come into effect from the 1st October 2018 and will be a replacement for the old 1996 act. The intent of this new act is still largely the same as the previous act but is less prescriptive and more principles based and is intended to provide Customs the…

Provisional Values Scheme

With the introduction of the new Customs and Excise Act 2018 on the 01 October there is now the requirement to use Provisional Values on Imports, We have attached the Importers guide supplied by NZ Customs with the proviso that details shaded in grey have not yet been finalized, However we have also…

 
1 Jun 2018
China Customs Advance Manifest

Imports from ChinaChina Customs Order No. 56 has issued an adjustment effective 1st June requiring an advanced manifest to be submitted electronically 24 hours prior to vessel loading. From an import perspective, below are the mandatory data your supplier is required to present to China Customs:…

 
18 Dec 2015
NZ Customs to increase customs levies on goods containing greenhouse gases

We have been advised that importers to New Zealand who bring in a range of goods such as fridges, freezers, heat pumps, air conditioners and refrigerated trailers will be faced with an increase in fees as of 1st January 2016. These, and other goods, that contain synthetic greenhouse gases are…

 
20 Oct 2015
Food Act 2014 - 1 Mar 2016

The way food safety is regulated in New Zealand is changing because on 1st March 2016 the new Food Act 2014 will take effect.  These changes will impact on food importers and the food being imported. Importers are advised that MPI has released a range of consultation documents associated with this…

 
16 Sep 2010
Increase in the minimum amount of Duty and GST payable to NZ Customs

From 1st  October 2010,  the amount under Customs’ revenue waiver provision for imported goods will increase from $ 50 to $ 60 (commonly referred to as the ‘de minimis’). The increase has been made to offset the increase in GST to 15% from the same date. Customs will have the discretion to not…

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