And what if Ali express outright said no, we won't collect this tax. What could the government do? It's not like they can make a Chinese company do anything.
The Govt could stop all aliexpress items.. and start charging a $50 fee.. per parcel.. that would soon get aliexpress paying the GST i their goods were not getting through the border to customers..
no it wouldnt , it would stop Ali express sending parcels to NZ and they wouldnt even worry about it .