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LupinSuper

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#295738 19-Apr-2022 15:12
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Hi everyone.

Does anyone have experience in importing something like this?

The cost is likely to be just over $1000, and is not for business use, but size and weight dictate it has to come via sea.

Exporter will get it to my port (Lyttleton, hopefully), and I'll need to do the customs import documentation (or pay a broker) and pay the costs.

What are these going to be though? I can't find a clear answer. Customs fees, GST, duty? port costs? Anything else?

Any help on what the actual full port costs, whether any duty will be attached, and customs fees would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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  #2904056 19-Apr-2022 18:59
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I recommend you get a broker to sort all that out for you. You could do it yourself but it's a lot to learn for someone who has never done it before. Also check the exporter's terms of delivery, be aware that it's probably only insured by them until it is over the side of the boat - you may want to organise insurance for the time it's in port and in transit, but the broker should be able to organise that too.

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mkissin
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  #2904057 19-Apr-2022 19:03
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I can't directly help, but assuming the carrier is going to deliver this to you...

 

The laser cutter almost certainly won't attract duty.

 

You'll have to pay GST on the total cost (including shipping) plus a variable set of fees which seems to vary between about $55 and maybe $90 depending on who does the clearance.

 

Since it's above NZ $1000 you'll also need a customs client code. The people clearing it will ask for it, and it needs to match the name on the package. They're easy to get, but a bit of faffing around - Client codes (customs.govt.nz)

 

 


LupinSuper

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  #2904577 20-Apr-2022 21:26
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Thanks for the responses.

The main cost I'm wondering about would be whether I'd end up paying the "Inward Cargo Transaction Fee" (which is $400 and there's no real information regarding when it's applied and not), and I'm assuming some unloading/storage fees at the port.





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  #2904640 21-Apr-2022 08:21
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Haven't imported anything by sea, but did do a couple by air. There's a whole series of ticket-clippers with fees for moving, storing, inspecting, documenting, and of course GST on all of those.

 

One thing... GST is not payable on overseas transport, only on the final leg into NZ. Depending on where it has come from, you might save a few dollars if the shipment from the source to the port is invoiced separately from the shipment from the port to NZ.

 

 


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