Shipping to New Zealand?

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Introduction

New Zealand's ecommerce sales totaled about $4.7B in 2015, with 2M online shoppers. About a quarter is spent on cross-border sales, with 66% of New Zealanders buying cross-border, up from 61% in 2014. Consumers see a huge demand for cross-border as items are not available domestically, posing great opportunity in online selling and cross-border sales.

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
New Zealand - NZ
Currency
New Zealand dollar - NZD
Tax (VAT / GST)
15%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
400 NZD
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
400 NZD
Incoterms
The valuation method is FOB (Free on Board), which means that the import duty payable is calculated exclusively on the value of the imported goods. In addition to duty, imports are subject to other taxes and charges such as sales tax (GST), Import Entry Transaction Fee, Inward Cargo Transaction Fee, and excise duty on some products.
Import duties
Mobiles
0%
Tablets
0%
Computers & Laptops
0%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
0%
Accessories (battery)
0%
Health & Beauty
5%
Fashion
10%
Watches
0%
Jewelry
0%
Dry Food & Supplements
9%
Home & Appliances
0%
Home & Garden
5%
Toys
5%
Sports
5%
Luggage
5%
Audio Video
5%
Documents
0%
Gaming
0%
Books & Collectibles
0%
Pet Accessories
3%
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Rates

0.5lbs parcel going from United States to New Zealand
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Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Fastest

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
2 - 4 working days
4.4 / 5 123 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
USD 30.65

Our pick

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
4 - 6 working days
4.7 / 5 122 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
USD 28.74
USD 79.83
- 64%

Cheapest

Global Post - Economy
10 - 15 working days
2.8 / 5 234 votes

Drop-off

Global Post - Economy
USD 12.40

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Currency
Medicine
Endangered Species and Products
Orchids and Cycads
Hunting trophies
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Firearms
Explosives
Dangerous Dog Breeds
Objectionable publications
Hookah pipes

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Sunday is considered a non-working day. You may experience delays for your shipments on this day.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .