The New Zealand Customs Service (external link) is the government agency with the job of protecting the New Zealand border. It has specific responsibilities for ensuring that all goods and persons entering and exiting New Zealand do so in accordance with New Zealand laws and regulations.
The New Zealand Customs Service (external link) website provides information on:
- Arriving in New Zealand (external link)
- Importing goods (both personal and commercial) (external link)
- Importing motor vehicles (external link)
- Duty free allowances (external link)
Biosecurity at the border
The Ministry for Primary Industries (external link) is charged with leadership of the New Zealand biosecurity system. It encompasses facilitating international trade, protecting the health of New Zealanders and ensuring the welfare of our environment, flora and fauna, marine life and Maori resources.
The Personal Travellers section (external link) of the Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand website includes information on:
- Completing the passenger arrival card (external link)
- What you must declare (external link)
- Sending your belongings to New Zealand (external link)
- Bringing your pet to New Zealand (external link)
Information regarding the importation of medicines can be obtained from the New Zealand's medicines and medical devices safety authority (external link) (Medsafe) website.