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NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMS information

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If the total GST+Duty calculates out to be less than $60 the re is no charge.

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This description was last updated on: Friday, 15 April 2011

Detailed information related to Private imports by post or courier

Goods subject to import duty and GST

Goods mailed into New Zealand may be subject to import duty. Import duties are calculated on the Customs value of the goods in New Zealand dollars.

The goods may also be subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15%, based on the Customs value of the goods, and including the duty (if any) and postal/courier charges.

Goods liable for duty and GST of NZ$60 or more cannot be released until the charges are paid.

There will also be an import entry transaction fee (IETF) and MAF Biosecurity system entry levy (This is a fee charged for security screening of imported goods carried out by the Ministry for Primary Industries