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Duty free tobacco limit lowered from today

Saturday, 1 November 2014, 12:43 pm | Ministry Of Customs

Customs officers at the border will be enforcing new duty free limits for tobacco products from today. More >>

What’s My Duty? app takes guesswork out of online shopping

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 11:56 am | Ministry Of Customs

MEDIA RELEASE 12 December 2012 What’s My Duty? app takes the guesswork out of online shopping Customs has today launched the What’s My Duty? Android app so that people buying goods online are aware of any import duty and GST charges payable on ... More >>

US drug swallower stopped at the border

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 5:40 pm | Ministry Of Customs

A US citizen has been stopped at the border attempting to smuggle cocaine inside his body. He appeared in the Auckland District Court this afternoon and been remanded in custody overnight for a second appearance tomorrow on charges of importation of ... More >>

Customs intercepts importation of stun guns

Friday, 23 September 2011, 4:23 pm | Ministry Of Customs

Earlier this week the New Zealand Customs Service intercepted three packages, each containing 10 stun guns sent from Thailand to an address in east Auckland. A 25 year old New Zealand male has been charged with the importation, possession, and sale ... More >>

Cocaine smugglers organising to hit New Zealand

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 3:24 pm | Ministry Of Customs

A dramatic increase in cocaine smuggling, much of it inside smugglers’ bodies, has hit New Zealand in recent months, says Customs, and it looks like an attempt by figures in South America to establish a syndicate supplying users in this country. More >>

Minimum duty increase for imported goods

Monday, 30 August 2010, 12:35 pm | Ministry Of Customs

From 1 October 2010, the amount of duty and GST under Customs’ revenue waiver provision for imported goods will increase from $50 to $60 (commonly referred to as the ‘de minimis’). The increase has been made to offset the increase in GST to 15% from ... More >>

WMD Exercise to be held in Auckland in September

Tuesday, 9 September 2008, 2:25 pm | Ministry Of Customs

In September New Zealand will host ‘Exercise Maru’ in Auckland which will test New Zealand's ability to halt a shipment concealing materials used to make weapons of mass destruction (WMD). A large number of countries will be coming to participate ... More >>

Comptroller welcomes new medals for Customs

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 11:41 am | Ministry Of Customs

Comptroller of Customs Martyn Dunne says the striking of a new Customs’ medal is due recognition for the work and service of Customs officers and their role in protecting the border and facilitating legitimate trade and travel. The new medals were announced ... More >>

Parrot eggs seized at airport

Friday, 9 November 2007, 3:21 pm | Ministry Of Customs

A 21-year-old South African national, Pillipus Fourie, was convicted in Manukau District Court today for attempting to illegally smuggle parrot eggs into New Zealand. More >>

Customs Processes Record 9.2 Million Passengers

Friday, 12 January 2007, 11:53 am | Ministry Of Customs

New Zealand Customs Service processed a record 9.2 million-plus international visitors to New Zealand, who contributed $6.7 billion to the NZ economy last year. More >>

Customs seizes cocaine at Auckland Airport

Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 4:00 pm | Ministry Of Customs

Customs officers at Auckland International Airport have intercepted approximately 3.5 kilograms of cocaine, on its way to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. More >>

$5 Million Of Crystal Methamphetamine Seized

Friday, 1 September 2006, 3:42 pm | Ministry Of Customs

New Zealand Customs Service has netted around $5 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as 'P'. More >>

Record drug haul for New Zealand

Thursday, 25 May 2006, 4:02 pm | Ministry Of Customs

Working together, New Zealand Customs Service and New Zealand Police have seized shipments of crystal methamphetamine and pseudoephedrine with a combined potential street value of around $135 million. More >>

New Zealand marks International Customs Day

Friday, 27 January 2006, 5:44 pm | Ministry Of Customs

New Zealand Customs Service and its international counterparts mark a key date on their calendars today - International Customs Day. More >>

Customs Border Precursor Seizures Continue

Wednesday, 6 April 2005, 1:18 pm | Ministry Of Customs

Customs officers are continuing to make large interceptions of precursor substances at New Zealand's border, believed destined for methamphetamine production. More >>

Customs Steps Up Regional Operations

Thursday, 16 October 2003, 8:38 am | Ministry Of Customs

The New Zealand Customs Service is appointing four new Operations Managers who will play a key role in meeting new security challenges. More >>

Risk Response Group Launched

Monday, 7 October 2002, 11:53 am | Ministry Of Customs

The New Zealand Customs Service’s new Risk Response Group formally begins operating today. More >>

Four Men Charged With Cigarette Smuggling

Tuesday, 25 June 2002, 3:35 pm | Ministry Of Customs

The Customs Service today announced that it has laid charges against four men and a company alleged to be involved in a joint enterprise to smuggle cigarettes into New Zealand. More >>

Customs foils cigarette smuggling

Thursday, 6 June 2002, 1:50 pm | Ministry Of Customs

The cigarettes, with a market value of nearly $900,000, were found concealed inside furniture inside a shipping container that had been targeted for inspection by Customs staff. More >>

Customs patrols Northland coast

Monday, 26 November 2001, 1:26 pm | Ministry Of Customs

The New Zealand Customs Service is today demonstrating to a group of Northland and Auckland MPs the patrol work it is undertaking as part of its role in protecting New Zealand. More >>





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