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NEW ZEALAND IMPORT REGULATIONS

NEW ZEALAND IMPORT REGULATIONS
 NEW ZEALAND IMPORT REGULATIONS
PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS
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DOCUMENT REQUIRED
Passport (Copy).
Residence Visa (Copy).
Proof of Residence.
Inventory, stating contents of cartons in detail (including items marked “PBO”
packed by owner and “misc.”)
Cu
stoms/Quarantine Declaration (customer must be in New Zealand to complete declaration or have appointed
nominee).
If Australian immigrant
copy of employment contract/house purchase agreement/proof of transfer of funds.
CUSTOMS REQUIREMENTS
Used househ
old goods (including furniture and electrical appliances) and personal effects are duty
free
provided:
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The customer intends to be a permanent resident.
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The customer has lived outside New Zealand for 21 months and has owned and used the goods prior to
depa
rture to New Zealand (even if only used once).
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Goods are for their own personal use.
If shipments are forwarded to New Zealand prior to Customer’s arrival, Customs will require a SIGHT ENTRY.
Customs may inspect the shipment and require a Customs duty de
posit on the insured value, until customer
can provide proof of legal residence to New Zealand, at which time the deposit will be refunded within 6 months
of entry of goods.
Importation of household goods from deceased estates will be accepted free of duty
provided a copy of
the Death Certificate and Will are provided.
Shipments may require inspection by Quarantine, however, this requirement is only made known during the
clearance procedure.
Charges for this service and any resulting treatments will be
for the Customer’s account.
DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS
New items
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. If as part of normal household contents or part of collector’s cellar
will normally be imported on a duty and tax free basis, providing client is
first time immigrant or a returning New
Zealand resident after 21 months overseas.
Radio transmitting equipment may not comply with New Zealand radio frequency service.
Firearms and ammunition strictly controlled and a Police Permit is required (if in doub
t please refer to us).
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Must be packed separately, individually listed on the inventory, and stowed at the front of the container for easy
access
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Shipper must contact the New Zealand Police Department upon arrival to obtain permits as New Zealand
Customs wi
ll not give clearance of the total shipment until documentation is received from the police
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Small firearms/pistols are not permitted unless client will register with a gun club. Semi
automatic military type
firearms are not allowed.
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Arms Permit/Registrat
ion Certificate detailing make, model and serial numbers are required.
Agricultural regulations apply to the following items:
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Food of any kind
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Biological specimens
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Plants or animals (alive or dead) or their products
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Equipment used with animals
The followin
g items must be thoroughly cleaned prior to importation:
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Garden tools/implements, tents, vacuum cleaners, basket ware, bicycles, outdoor sports equipment, feather, fur
or skin products, etc.
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Bamboo, cane or rattan, regardless of origin will be inspected an
d only if infested, will be fumigated.
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Wood used for crating must be free of bark, insect and fungal attack. Timber Certificate must be sent with
documents.
All items of agricultural, animal or food origin, or use MUST be clearly identified and loaded fo
r easy access for
inspection.
If full container, quarantine inspection will take place at residence unless delivery is to a rural area.
PROHIBITED ITEMS
NEW ZEALAND IMPORT REGULATIONS
PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS
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ZEALAND.doc
Canned or dried meat, spices, honey, dairy and egg products or bee keeping equipment.
Flick knives,
swordsticks and knuckledusters.
Drugs (medicine must be accompanied by a doctor’s prescription and must be carried in the original container).
Drug paraphernalia.


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