Tax: up to 15%

Duties: up to 10%

Restricted items: Radio equipment for animal tracking

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays

Lead times: 1-2 weeks 

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier 

Prominent Languages: English

The Complexities of Importing into New Zealand

Despite New Zealand’s small population and remote location, it has a well-developed free-market economy and high GDP. It has also been ranked first on the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, making it the least corrupt country globally. Historically New Zealand was recognized for its agriculture. However, the Tech sector has seen substantial recent growth and is now their third-largest export sector, with top Tech exporters investing more than 1.3 billion USD in R&D in 2019.

This industry’s prominence is evident as big names such as Datacom, Xero, and Fujitsu now operate from New Zealand. Although a popular import destination, New Zealand has strict import procedures and restrictions on radio equipment operating at various frequencies in the 151MHz range.   

How TecEx Can Help You Import into New Zealand

TecEx provides you with an expert DDP solution, including IOR services, in New Zealand. We source all documentation on your behalf and put your goods through strict pre-compliance checks before shipping. This allows us to offer first-time clearance. Our extensive knowledge of import procedures also means we can time submissions perfectly to ensure the quickest delivery time possible. 

Click here to learn more about what to expect when shipping into Australia and the Pacific Islands. 

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