Importers Institute - Latest News [Page 2]

A Story of Trucks, Tractors and Injustice

Wednesday, 7 July 2004, 3:53 pm | Importers Institute

A Southland farmer claims that Customs perverted the course of Justice thirteen years ago. He has been battling with officials and politicians ever since. More >>

MAF back-tracks on inland port controls

Tuesday, 29 June 2004, 9:18 am | Importers Institute

MAF announced that from 1 July, containers could no longer be moved to an inland port without their prior 'clearance'. This decision has now been reversed. More >>

Big Shipping Heist of 2004: $150 million

Thursday, 18 March 2004, 9:34 am | Importers Institute

Shipping companies have colluded to transfer up to $150 million from importers to their bank accounts. Government does nothing. More >>

Containers Held Up, New Import Taxes

Friday, 19 December 2003, 10:23 am | Importers Institute

From 1 January, importers will no longer be able to unpack containers from the back of a truck and will have to pay new taxes. More >>

Government Reneges on APEC Trade Deal

Tuesday, 30 September 2003, 11:28 pm | Importers Institute

Import News from the Importers Institute of New Zealand 30 September 2003 - Government Reneges on APEC Trade Deal More >>

Freight Collusion

Tuesday, 10 June 2003, 7:53 am | Importers Institute

The good folk from our shipping companies are again busy colluding against importers. Representatives from Maersk, Malaysian International Shipping Corp, NYK, P&O Nedlloyd, Pacific International Lines and Tasman Orient Line had a get-together and ... More >>

Import News: Business Class Airline Survey

Wednesday, 23 April 2003, 8:53 am | Importers Institute

Neil Harris and Isaac Walker are two third-year Bachelor of Commerce, Transport and Logistics students at Lincoln University doing a research project on specific aviation opportunities in the New Zealand market. More >>

Submission to Commerce Commission

Monday, 23 December 2002, 9:29 am | Importers Institute

The Importers Institute today lodged this submission to the NZ Commerce Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the Air New Zealand / Qantas proposals. More >>

The tax that dares not speak its name

Monday, 9 December 2002, 4:31 pm | Importers Institute

From 1 December, importers are being debited a new fee of $18 for every commercial shipment. Many importers will only become fully aware of how much this initiative of Mr Jim Anderton will cost them when they return from holidays and receive their ... More >>

Import Tariffs And Double Standards

Friday, 3 May 2002, 10:33 am | Importers Institute

A recent Oxfam report, Rigged Rules and Double Standards, exposes the duplicity of protectionists who want to keep out imports from poorer countries. More >>

Feedback On Anderton's Import Tax

Friday, 12 April 2002, 1:17 am | Importers Institute

We received this press release from Customs, in response to our earlier article "Institute Opposes Latest Anti-Business Tax:" More >>

Import News: Importers and the Shipping Industry

Thursday, 11 April 2002, 12:03 am | Importers Institute

In a speech to a shipping industry conference today, we addressed what importers want, the lessons from airfreight, the effects of price collusion and the consequences of ignoring security. More >>

Institute Opposes Latest Anti-Business Tax

Tuesday, 9 April 2002, 4:51 pm | Importers Institute

The Importers Institute made a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee opposing Jim Anderton's latest anti-business initiative: a new tax of $15 million on importers. More >>

Importers Institute - Currency Movement Explained

Friday, 5 April 2002, 2:46 pm | Importers Institute

The New Zealand dollar collapsed when this Government was elected but it went from 41 to 44 US cents in the past few weeks. Could it be because this is election year and speculators are taking an early punt on a possible change of Government? More >>

Taiwan Trade Mission In Auckland On 19 November

Friday, 16 November 2001, 11:33 am | Importers Institute

A trade mission of 14 Taiwanese companies will be in Auckland on 19 November. It includes companies promoting a range of products from industrial equipment to consumer goods. More >>

Import News: Anderton's Tax Grab Illegal

Wednesday, 14 November 2001, 10:45 am | Importers Institute

Acting Customs Minister Jim Anderton announced that, from 1 July 2001, a "subsidy reduction" of $18 per import shipment will be levied on all shipments with a value of more than $1,000. The Importers Institute called this the most facile spin ... More >>

Happy Strikes Are Here Again

Wednesday, 20 June 2001, 11:03 am | Importers Institute

Remember the days of frequent wharf strikes in support of the wharfies' rights to featherbedding? It seems those happy days are here again. More >>

A New Defence for Smugglers?

Tuesday, 23 January 2001, 1:56 pm | Importers Institute

There may be a new defence against charges of smuggling. If caught, just claim that the rules are too complex. More >>

Import News: Bancorp, Bangladesh, PM's Speech

Friday, 24 November 2000, 10:56 am | Importers Institute

Import News from the Importers Institute 21 November 2000 - Bancorp, Bangladesh, PM's Speech and Feedback More >>

The Limits to Green Compassion

Wednesday, 22 November 2000, 9:55 am | Importers Institute

Rod Donald, co-leader of the Green Party, is a very compassionate man - but his compassion has definite limits. More >>