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New Zealand – Customs and Import duty tax calculation method

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into New Zealand Either by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

  • The import duty payable is calculated exclusively on the value of the imported goods.
  • Along with Import duty, import goods are also subject to GST, IETF, ICTF and excise duty on some products.

Below is the Duty and Sales tax for New Zealand :

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) Threshold on goods
0% to 15% 5.11% ST=15%
VAT = ST * (CIF + Duty+ other taxes)
No duty or other chanrges when the duty and tax payable is less than or equal to NZ$60

Extra taxes and customs fees while importing:

Type of Tax Products Rates threshold
IETF All NZ$29.26 More than NZ$60(sum of duty and GST)
system entry levy All products on which IETF applicable NZ$19.98 No partcular threshold

Please find the lists and detailed information about other taxes here.


  • Some goods like books, laptops and other electronic products are not subject to duty.
  • GST is calculated on the sum of the CIF value, any applicable duty, excise, ALAC (HPA) Levy, and HERA Levy.