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  Reply # 1631837 16-Sep-2016 16:12
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It was released and delivered yesterday finally!


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  Reply # 1631846 16-Sep-2016 16:41
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moulinette:

 

It was released and delivered yesterday finally!

 

 

They just had to make sure the GPS tracker was working....

 

The SWAT team, rendition squad and black helicopters will now be patiently waiting to see who picks it up from the mail box :)


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  Reply # 1632020 17-Sep-2016 07:53
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Currently having a similar issue with i-parcel from Amazon. Been in Auckland since Tuesday.

 

Order value only NZ$74.

 

 






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  Reply # 1632047 17-Sep-2016 10:34
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you do realise that customs are busy and it does take time to process the orders


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  Reply # 1632051 17-Sep-2016 10:45
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"What if I split my purchases to keep the value below the amount where duty or GST are payable?
The value of an importation is based on all goods imported by a company or person at one time and is not limited to a single financial transaction. If a group of several items, purchased separately by the same person or company, arrive in New Zealand at the same time, the value of these items may be combined which could result in charges becoming payable."

What is their definition of "at one time"? Has anyone had imports aggregated by a delay and treated as one for GST and Duty?

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Bung: "What if I split my purchases to keep the value below the amount where duty or GST are payable?
The value of an importation is based on all goods imported by a company or person at one time and is not limited to a single financial transaction. If a group of several items, purchased separately by the same person or company, arrive in New Zealand at the same time, the value of these items may be combined which could result in charges becoming payable."

What is their definition of "at one time"? Has anyone had imports aggregated by a delay and treated as one for GST and Duty?

 

 

 

That's an interesting question.

 

 

 

I often order things in bursts, although being split orders they do often come through customs at about the same time depending on how long customs takes to clear them.





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  Reply # 1632347 18-Sep-2016 00:06
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Jase2985:

 

you do realise that customs are busy and it does take time to process the orders

 

 

Sure, it's just this time it took significantly longer than usual. We are buying overseas all the time so we have a pretty good idea of what "usual" is.

 

If, when you say "busy", you are referring to something else than the usual turn around we got used to, do tell. Did something happen lately which made them busy comparing to the usual?


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hio77:

 

I often order things in bursts, although being split orders they do often come through customs at about the same time depending on how long customs takes to clear them.

 

 

It's a hit or miss. I've seen two identical parcels arriving on the same date, one being let through, and the other held up and invoiced for GST. Actually seen it more than once in the last few years.


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  Reply # 1632360 18-Sep-2016 06:21
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I had parcels that come in (from memory) a couple of days apart grouped together and GST charged on the total. To be safe I'd say leave a week between parcels.





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  Reply # 1641535 28-Sep-2016 07:52
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Jase2985:

 

you do realise that customs are busy and it does take time to process the orders

 

 

 

 

They must be absolutely flat out then with a tsunami of parcels coming in as I'm still waiting on mine.






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  Reply # 1641544 28-Sep-2016 08:28
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Clothes are subject to both duty and GST. According to "What's my Duty" it's $9 duty and $14.85 GST, total $23.85. So you may get a bill, or you may just be unlucky.

 

But its  under the De Minimis level of $60 so they will not charge the Duty or GST

 

 

I had a feeling that certain items such as clothing were not exempt. 

 

It could be possible that customs is waiting for the OP to pay the duty before releasing.  I'd call the delivery agent. 

 

This happened to me once. I had to register for a customs number and pay GST and/or duty. 

 



I had to do this, too, but it was for an item over $1,000. (A camera). At that level, you have to have an import agent ( DHL and others do this if you use them) or be an agent yourself......or they send the stuff back eventually as there wa no one to deal with it. 

Customs is being more problematic in order to make importing things a bit more frustrating and annoying so people will be discouraged and buy locally.....from someone else who imported in larger quantities and added a markup. 





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I had to do this, too, but it was for an item over $1,000. (A camera). At that level, you have to have an import agent ( DHL and others do this if you use them) or be an agent yourself......or they send the stuff back eventually as there wa no one to deal with it. 

Customs is being more problematic in order to make importing things a bit more frustrating and annoying so people will be discouraged and buy locally.....from someone else who imported in larger quantities and added a markup. 

 

 

 

 

do you have a link to legislative or official policy change for this?





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Jase2985:

 

you do realise that customs are busy and it does take time to process the orders

 

 

 

 

They must be absolutely flat out then with a tsunami of parcels coming in as I'm still waiting on mine.

 

 

 

 

Given the $40 'fee' or whatever it is these days that they add for doing the job you already paid taxes for them to do, I would expect service in return....!






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two things in life one should never do... (A) look a monkey in the eye. (B) p!ss off Customs





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I had to do this, too, but it was for an item over $1,000. (A camera). At that level, you have to have an import agent ( DHL and others do this if you use them) or be an agent yourself......or they send the stuff back eventually as there wa no one to deal with it. 

Customs is being more problematic in order to make importing things a bit more frustrating and annoying so people will be discouraged and buy locally.....from someone else who imported in larger quantities and added a markup. 

 

 

 

 

do you have a link to legislative or official policy change for this?

 

 

Mike, I read the newspapers and follow current affairs. I highly recommend it. I'm also able to read between the lines. 

Here's how it went a couple of years ago: After importer / retailer lobbyists moaned to the government about the amount of stuff being imported that was GST free and easy to do, the Customs department added more charges and delays to the process of importing things. 

 

I can't account for a clever guy like you not being aware of these and other events, or the consequences.....and I understand that in an effort to catch up you'd expect others (who have been paying attention) to fill in the gaps in your knowledge of current affairs.   

But honestly.....it's your gap. Fill it in, mate. Google this yourself instead of constantly (occasionally - no problem) demanding that others make up your shortfall in knowledge of recent events. 

The irony here is that we won't impose non-tariff trade barriers on our trade partners.....but no problems imposing such barriers on our own citizens. We'll use excuses like bio-security and user-pays.....but the EFFECT of the policy is to make importing smaller items more expensive and time consuming...and push more people toward local retailers (online and on the street). 







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