Policies & Procedures for New Zealand


Import policy


New Zealand's economy has a sizable service sector, accounting for 63% of all GDP. Imports in New Zealand decreased to 4765.27 NZD Million in August from 4901 NZD Million in July of 2015. Imports in New Zealand averaged 1456.53 NZD Million from 1960 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 4975 NZD Million in September of 2014 and a record low of 37.85 NZD Million in April of 1962.New Zealand imports mainly machinery and equipment, vehicles and aircraft, petroleum, electronics, textiles and plastics. Its major import partners are: Australia, European Union, China, United States and Japan. Our company provides the best link to bring both customers and agents together.
Following are the import procedure followed in New Zealand:-

  • Import entry – provides full details of the goods to be imported, including the classification of the goods under The Working Tariff Document of New Zealand. This is used for goods valued at NZ$1,000 or more.
  • Electronic Cargo Information (ECI) – provides summary details of single or multiple exempt-entry consignments. The tariff classification of the goods is not required.
  • The import entry clearance requires you as the importer (or the broker acting on your behalf) to provide us with detailed information about your goods. From this information we can determine any customs charges payable as well as any security or quarantine procedures that may need to be undertaken.
  • Brokers submit clearances electronically via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), or over the internet using TSW Online (www.tsw.govt.nz) or a third party provider. 
  • Clearances can only be submitted by registered customs brokers, or by importers who are qualified to compile an import entry and have the necessary Customs Declarant code to do so. More information on this can be found in the JBMS Fact Sheet: Applying to be a TSW registered user. 
  • If your goods are valued at NZ$1,000 or more, you will need a client code and the supplier code of the sender of the goods. These are unique numbers that identify you as the importer, and also the supplier.
  • The import entry clearance requires the broker acting on your behalf to provide us with detailed information about your goods. This information is used to determine any customs charges payable as well as security or quarantine requirements that may need to be undertaken.
  • The import entry clearance is a legally binding document and needs to be accurately completed. Entries that contain errors or omissions may result in administrative (financial) penalties or legal action. Consult with your broker beforehand to find out what information they need.
  • Your import entry clearance must be lodged within 20 days of the arrival of your goods in New Zealand. To minimise any delays after the arrival of your goods, your broker may also lodge the documentation in advance. 
  • Once your importation is cleared your broker will notify you.

Refer the following mentioned link for further information:-
Import Procedures
Food Safety
Doing Business
 

RESTRICTED ITEMS:-

  • Cash or bearer-negotiable instrument total value involved is NZ$10,000 or more (or foreign equivalent) need to be declared on a Border Cash Report upon arrival. 
  • Medicines that contain bear, tiger, turtle, musk, Aucklandia root, etc. 
  • Elephant ivory – jewellery, carvings, tusks, etc. 
  • any whale/cetacean items, such as whalebone carvings, dolphin teeth
  • any item made from marine turtle meat or marine turtle shell 
  • Many big game hunting trophies 
  • some orchids and cycads.

Refer the following mentioned link for further information:-
VisaHq Customs
Govt. Regulations
Air Regulations


Export policy


The economy of New Zealand is a market economy that depends greatly on international trade, mainly with Australia, the European Union, the United States, China, South Korea and Japan. Exports in New Zealand decreased to 3730.61 NZD Million in August from 4174 NZD Million in July of 2015. Exports in New Zealand averaged 1212.63 NZD Million from 1951 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 5033 NZD Million in March of 2014 and a record low of 19.68 NZD Million in August of 1954.New Zealand’s economy is greatly dependent on international trade. It’s been based traditionally on exports from its very efficient agricultural system. Leading agricultural exports include meat, dairy products, forest products, fruit and vegetables, fish, and wool. The main export partners are Australia, European Union, United States, China and Japan. We at our company provide different facilities in one room to export several types of products with the best possible service.
Following mentioned are the export procedure followed in New Zealand-

  • Export goods must be cleared by Customs by lodging either an export entry clearance or Electronic Cargo Information (ECI). Both these clearances can be submitted electronically using the Customs online declarations website or by installing special software known as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). 
  • The clearance can be done either by yourself or, on your behalf, by a Customs broker, agent or freight forwarder.  The clearances require you as the exporter to provide us with detailed information about your goods and their destination. From this information we can confirm your clearance fees and any security procedures that may need to be undertaken.
  • If it is your first time exporting, you will need to have set up client codes and be registered to use our online declarations website. 
  • Make sure you know and understand all the requirements and information that you will need to provide. Customs clearances need to be filled in correctly and truthfully, and are legally binding documents.

Refer the following mentioned link for further information:-
Export Documentation
export Regulations
Steps to Exportiong


Disclaimer: Policies and procedures for all export, Import have been extracted from various internet resources and published policies by the respective governments. Logimart.com is not responsible for any change or alteration in the above written policies and procedures.

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