We also serve individual clients that buy goods online from overseas and have to pay customs duties on top of the advertised purchase price when the goods arrive in New Zealand.
New Zealand Customs do not charge sums less than $NZ60, which equates to a landed value of $NZ400 if there is no duty payable. Goods liable for duty and GST (15%) of NZ$60 or more cannot be released until charges have paid. There may also be an Import Entry Transaction Fee (IETF) and MPI biosecurity system entry levy. If the value of the purchase is more than $1,000, then a Customs Client Code is required.
There are also some goods that cannot be brought into New Zealand or for which one needs the approval to import. It includes items such as firearms, drugs, and dog-tracking collars. We can, before you purchase goods online, check the import regulations and confirm the charges that may be due on the goods.