NEW ZEALAND

Calculation of Customs Charges

In addition to the payment of duty and GST, an import transaction fee of $18 (GST inclusive) may apply. The fee is payable at the same time that duty and GST is collected.

Payment of Customs Charges

Payments will only be accepted in New Zealand currency. Travellers may pay Customs charges at international airports using any of the following:

  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Diners Club
  • EFTPOS
  • MasterCard
  • Visa.
  • If the total amount owing is less than $50 for any goods imported in excess of the allowances for alcohol and/or accompanied goods, no revenue collection will be made. This revenue waiver does not apply to tobacco products.

    Customs Charges - Baggage

    The following list provides aggregate rates (duty plus GST) on goods commonly imported as accompanied baggage.

    If you require further duty rate information, please contact any Customs office.

     

    Item

    Duty/GST rate (%)

    Amplifiers (audio frequency)
    20.5
    Antiques
    12.5
    Apparel (clothing)
    34
    Baby backpacks, strollers
    20.5
    Baby car seats
    24
    Bags, briefcases
    20.5
    Battery chargers
    20.5
    Bicycles
    20
    Bike helmets
    32
    Binoculars
    12.5
    Boogie boards
    20.5
    Books
    12.5
    Bread makers
    20.5
    Burglar alarms
    20.5
    Calculators
    12.5
    Cameras (still and video)
    12.5
    Candles
    20
    Cane ware (not furniture)
    20
    Cassette player/recorder
    20.5
    Cassette tapes
    12.5
    Cell phones
    12.5
    Chinaware/crockery
    20.5
    Cigarette lighters
    20.5
    Clock radios
    20.5
    Clocks (wall, electric)
    12.5
    Coffee beans (not roasted)
    12.5
    Coffee beans (roasted)
    20
    Compact disc players
    12.5
    Compact discs
    12.5
    Computers, printers
    12.5
    Cookware (ceramic)
    20.5
    Cots
    20.5
    Cricket bats
    20.5
    Cricket gloves
    20.5
    Crock pots
    20.5
    Crops/whips
    20
    Crystal ware (household)
    12.5
    Curtain fabric (cotton)
    12.5
    Curtains (other textiles)
    27
    Cushions, cushion covers
    26
    Cutlery sets
    20.5
    Depth sounders
    20.5
    Dictaphones (mains)
    20.5
    Digital cameras
    12.5
    Dinner sets (ceramic)
    20.5
    Dinner sets (glass)
    12.5
    Dolls
    20.5
    Drinking glasses
    12.5
    Duvet, cot, mattress covers
    26
    Duvets
    26
    DVD players
    12.5
    Electric blankets
    20.5
    Electric can openers
    12.5
    Electric hair clippers (humans)
    18
    Electric hair clippers (livestock)
    12.5
    Electric knives
    12.5
    Electric shavers
    12.5
    Fax machine
    12.5
    Fax/phone combined
    17
    Firearms, air revolvers and pistols, rifles, shotguns
    12.5
    Fishing line (nylon)
    12.5
    Fishing reels
    12.5
    Fishing rods
    20.5
    Furniture (non medical)
    20.5
    Glassware (domestic, including drinking glasses)
    12.5
    Golf bags (leather or plastic)
    20.5
    Golf clubs and balls
    12.5
    Graphic equalisers
    20.5
    Hand tools (axes, slashers, spades, shovels)
    12.5
    Hand tools (electric)
    12.5
    Hand tools (hoes, rakes)
    20.5
    Hand tools (screwdrivers)
    18
    Handbags (leather)
    20.5
    Headphones
    12.5
    Heaters (electric)
    20.5
    Helmets (crash)
    32
    Instant coffee
    20.5
    Intercoms
    17
    Irons
    20.5
    Jewellery
    20.5
    Jugs (electric)
    20.5
    Kitchen utensils
    20.5
    Knives (butchers, kitchen, table)
    20.5
    Lamps (motor vehicle)
    24
    LEGO blocks
    20.5
    Linen (bathroom, kitchen)
    12.5
    Microphones
    12.5
    Microwave ovens
    12.5
    Mirrors (framed, unframed)
    20.5
    Model engines
    20.5
    Modems
    17
    Motorcycle parts
    12.5
    Musical instruments
    12.5
    Navigational equipment (radio navigation apparatus)
    12.5
    Ornaments (ceramic, ivory)
    20.5
    Ornaments (glass)
    12.5
    Ornaments (metal other than precious)
    20.5
    Ornaments (stone, wooden)
    20
    Outboard motors
    12.5
    Paint
    18
    Paint ball guns and pellets
    12.5
    Paintings
    12.5
    Pewter ware (other than ornaments)
    18
    Pewter ware (statuettes, ornaments)
    12.5
    Photo albums
    20.5
    Picture frames (metal)
    12.5
    Picture frames (plastic)
    20.5
    Picture frames (wood)
    18
    Pocket knives
    12.5
    Printed pictures
    20.5
    Purses (leather, textile, plastic sheeting
    20.5
    Racquets
    20.5
    Radio transceivers (hand held, citizen band)
    12.5
    Radio transceivers (other)
    17
    Radios (car radios, radio cassette players)
    24
    Radios (portable)
    12.5
    Roller blades, roller skates
    20.5
    Roof racks
    24
    Rugs
    32
    Rugs (travel)
    27
    Saddles
    20.5
    Sandwich makers
    20.5
    Sewing machines
    12.5
    Sheets (fitted)
    26
    Sheets (flat, not printed)
    20.5
    Silver-plated cutlery
    12.5
    Skateboards
    20.5
    Ski equipment (boots, bindings)
    12.5
    Ski equipment (poles)
    20.5
    Skis (snow)
    12.5
    Skis (water)
    20.5
    Sleeping bags
    20.5
    Snowboards
    20.5
    Software
    12.5
    Suitcases
    20.5
    Sunglasses
    12.5
    Surfboards
    20.5
    Swords
    12.5
    Table linen (knitted, crocheted)
    21
    Table linen (other)
    18
    Taps, cocks and valves, shower fittings (e.g. mixer)
    20.5
    Tea
    12.5
    Telephone answering sets
    12.5
    Telephone/Fax
    17
    Telephones, including cell, mobile, radio, satellite
    12.5
    Television sets
    12.5
    Tents
    21
    Toasters (electric)
    20.5
    Torches
    12.5
    Toys
    20.5
    Tuners, tuner/amplifiers (receivers, mains powered)
    20.5
    TV games
    20.5
    Tyres (car, light truck)
    25.5
    Tyres (motorcycle, bicycle)
    12.5
    Vacuum cleaners
    12.5
    Video cameras
    12.5
    Video machines
    12.5
    Video tapes (recorded)
    20.5
    Walkman cassette radios (pocket)
    20.5
    Wallpaper
    20.5
    Wetsuits
    20.5
    Windsurfers, sailboards
    20.5
    We keep these regulations updated but because such regulations are subject to change without notice, we strongly recommend you to consult your local embassy or consulate before you make your move.
    # 1 Directory of International Movers is not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of these customs information.

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