Tariffs in New Zealand

Most goods imported into New Zealand have no import tariffs. Tariffs of five percent apply to some imported goods that are also made here including textiles, processed foods, machinery, steel, and plastic products.

Tariff and rules of origin functions moved to Customs  

Tariff implementation and concessions and rules of origin policy functions transferred from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to New Zealand Customs Service in 2012. 

Applications and decisions to remove or amend tariff duties that were published prior to 1 December 2012 can be found on the New Zealand Customs Service website.


Tariff changes

Find out the tariff rates that apply to some imported goods.

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Harmonized System Nomenclature - 2012 Amendment

The World Customs Organization has released its latest amendment to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). The fourth major amendment to the HS, it takes effect from 1 January 2012.

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