New Zealand Customs prepares shippers for new export rules
The New Zealand Customs Service said new rules for the country’s exporters become effective March 1.
“The objective of these requirements is to provide an acceptable level of assurance around the security of goods exported from or moving through New Zealand,” the agency said in a statement.
The export rules will apply to both sea and air cargo shipments. The rules also require:
* Export entries to be submitted electronically.
* Export entries to be cleared by the agency.
New Zealand Customs said the exporter must issue delivery orders prior to goods being loaded. “No delivery order, no load,” the agency said.
For more information about the rules, access online:
http://www.customs.govt.nz/resources/seafreightexportprocess.pdf (for ocean cargo exports from New Zealand) and http://www.customs.govt.nz/resources/airfreightexportprocess.pdf (for air cargo exports from New Zealand).
“It is important that all parties in the supply chain understand and are ready to comply with the new requirements,” the agency said.