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Interested in International Shipping to New Zealand? Important Things to Know

Situated in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand includes several islands including the North Island also called Te Ika-a-Maui, along with Te Waipounamu or the South Island. While the capital of New Zealand is Wellington, the country’s largest city and biggest shipping port is Auckland. New Zealand is also home to many medium and small shipping ports, some of which include Port Chalmers, Port of Westport, Port of Napier, and Marsden Point.Do you want to learn more?see post

If you are interested in international shipping to New Zealand, there is some required documentation you will need to get in order in advance. This includes your original passport and some type of proof of residence and employment. You may also need to provide evidence that you transferred funds to New Zealand.

As with most international shipping, you should plan to create a detailed inventory of the items that you are shipping to New Zealand. Make sure to list all of the items that are in each carton and to also document boxes you packed yourself as “PBO” or packed by owner. Finally, you will need your customs declaration documentation filled out when you are shipping to New Zealand. This means that you should plan to be in New Zealand before your cargo shipment arrives in the country.

Duty Free Shipping to New Zealand – Rules and Regulations

If you are shipping used household goods to New Zealand, and this includes electrical appliances and furniture, you may be able to ship these items duty-free. Here are some of the qualifications for duty free shipping to New Zealand:

-You must either be a resident of New Zealand or intend to be a permanent resident.
-You must have lived outside of New Zealand for at least 21 months prior to returning.
-You need to have used the goods that you are shipping to New Zealand previously as new items do not qualify for duty free shipping.
-The goods that you are shipping to New Zealand must be for personal use only.
-You can ship household goods from the estates of the deceased as long a s a copy of the death certificate and will are available for customs officials.

Keep in mind that if your cargo shipment is forwarded to New Zealand before you arrive in the country, the New Zealand customs authority will require a sight entry. This means that the customs officers will inspect the shipment and require a customs duty deposit on the insured value, until you are able to provide proof of entry to New Zealand, at which time the deposit will be refunded.

If fumigation of your cargo shipment to New Zealand is required, you will be expected to pay for the charges of this service. Shipments may also require inspection by quarantine. This is determined during the clearance procedure and if necessary, you will be expected to cover the charges.