New Zealand – Increase in Entry Transaction Fees

Entry Transaction Fees will be increasing effective 1st October 2010 in line with the increase in GST from 12.5% to 15%, which comes into effect on the same day. The increased fees will apply to entries lodged with Customs on and after 1st October 2010.

An Import Entry Transaction Fee of NZD 25.30 (incl. GST) is payable on:

  • Every import entry and voluntary entry lodged with Customs.
  • Every simplified import entry for goods with a value of less than NZD 1,000 where the goods are imported on the same craft by a single importer.
  • Every temporary import entry where security is paid in accordance with section 116(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.

The Biosecurity Systems Entry Levy (BSEL) of NZD12.77 (incl. GST) is collected by Customs on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) and this fee is added to the Import Entry Transaction Fee to make a total of NZD 38.07.

An Export Entry Transaction Fee is charged on every export entry lodged with Customs, including export entries for drawback. The fee is NZD 10.22 (incl. GST) when the entry is for goods being exported under a Customs-approved Secure Export Scheme under section 53C of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, and NZD 14.56 (incl. GST) for other goods. Accounts for export entry transaction fees are sent monthly.

Source: DHL Global