Import supplies? Customs rules are changing

In the past, the New Zealand Customs Service has allowed businesses to combine the value of small shipments containing a number of low-value items, such as spare parts, when the value for duty of any item listed on an invoice did not exceed the equivalent of NZ$25.

Historically, Customs allowed the items to be combined with the value calculated for parts of the parent appliance or machine, and be subject to the same duty rate.

Customs has decided to do away with this practice. Going forward, the items in question must be entered on their own lines of an entry.

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