Customs requirements

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Customs requirements

Customs protecting the New Zealand border.

The New Zealand Customs Service(external link) protects New Zealand's borders.

Its job is to make sure that all goods and people entering and exiting New Zealand do so according to New Zealand laws and regulations.

The New Zealand Customs Service website provides information on:

Biosecurity at the border

Biosecurity protecting our environment

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)(external link) looks after New Zealand's biosecurity system. Their work includes: facilitating international trade, protecting the health of New Zealanders and ensuring the welfare of our environment, flora and fauna, marine life and Maori resources.

MPI's Biosecurity NZ website(external link) provides information on:

What you must declare(external link) - including information about filling in your Passenger Arrival Card.
Bringing your pet to New Zealand(external link) - what you need to do when importing or exporting pets.
Bringing goods into New Zealand(external link) - the biosecurity requirements that must be met before your goods are cleared to enter NZ.

Importation of prescription medication

Information about the importation of medicines can be found on the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) website(external link)..


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