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#228616 14-Jan-2018 16:41
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Does anyone know if we are charged import or custom fees on electronics/computer parts brought internationally into NZ? I have sent and received high value graphics cards to Taiwan and have never been contacted to pay any fees before the goods are released. Thanks.


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  #1938668 14-Jan-2018 16:48
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Have you looked at the customs website?


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  #1938682 14-Jan-2018 17:05
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They sting me on plastic sheets formed into a costume. What's that tell you when it's not a well known commercial product


 
 
 
 


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  #1938686 14-Jan-2018 17:21
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Oblivian:

 

They sting me on plastic sheets formed into a costume. What's that tell you when it's not a well known commercial product

 

 

 

 

I'm not sure what that tells me, to be honest...! surprised






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  #1938691 14-Jan-2018 17:33
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Geektastic:

 

Oblivian:

 

They sting me on plastic sheets formed into a costume. What's that tell you when it's not a well known commercial product

 

 

 

 

I'm not sure what that tells me, to be honest...! surprised

 

 

Don't outline 'plastic parts' into any category. But still hit you. So yes, electronics more so.

 

2 days later shipment of the same stuff in identical box/labelling to someone else was let through :/

 

If they can come up with something to categorise and sting you for (despite not being able to obtain in-country which some of the fees are to deter/help pay tax that a local retailer would..) They will.




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  #1938726 14-Jan-2018 19:41
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rscole86:

 

Have you looked at the customs website?

 

 

 

 

I did but I didn't get to that page. The "what did you buy" categories are very broad with simply "Computer". So are the fees inevitable or are there other factors involved? I received a replacement graphics card from Taiwan worth more than the CPU and it was delivered right to my door, no call from customs at all. Does the freight company used matter at all and the items declared on the packaging? I don't think EVGA declared a NZD value on the packaging, are they supposed to?


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  #1938728 14-Jan-2018 19:56
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This info is all on the customs site

 

https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/online-shopping/ 

 

Yes. It is a requirement to declare item and value.

 

And changing the value is a fraudulent measure. (not to mention all that would be paid out if it goes missing not full value)

 

Over an amount, ($60 in fee value) all items will be charged fees. Certain items carry duty. And then also add GST to this ontop of duty 

 

 

  • 15% GST on the Customs value of the item – including duties, shipping and insurance costs
  • duties on the Customs value of the item – (the type of item and where it comes from influence what duties you need to pay)
  • other fees, such as an import entry transaction fee (IETF) of $29.26 (incl GST) and a biosecurity levy of $19.98 (incl GST).

Some items, say returning from repair where duty/GST was already paid can get waived if proof of prior shown.


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  #1938737 14-Jan-2018 20:11
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The "short answer" is that parts worth more than NZ$400 may be taxed.


 
 
 
 


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  #1938798 14-Jan-2018 21:41
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Oblivian:

 

They sting me on plastic sheets formed into a costume. What's that tell you when it's not a well known commercial product

 

 

 

 

are you some kinda cheap plastic superhero?

 

 


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  #1938799 14-Jan-2018 21:43
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Goosey:

 

Oblivian:

 

They sting me on plastic sheets formed into a costume. What's that tell you when it's not a well known commercial product

 

 

are you some kinda cheap plastic superhero?

 

 

I dunno about cheap. But space man that rides a speeder bike ;)


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  #1941338 17-Jan-2018 10:13
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Kol12:

 

rscole86:

 

Have you looked at the customs website?

 

 

 

 

I did but I didn't get to that page. The "what did you buy" categories are very broad with simply "Computer". So are the fees inevitable or are there other factors involved? I received a replacement graphics card from Taiwan worth more than the CPU and it was delivered right to my door, no call from customs at all. Does the freight company used matter at all and the items declared on the packaging? I don't think EVGA declared a NZD value on the packaging, are they supposed to?

 

 

 

 

That's fraud right.... practically even if they do that, it needs to have common sense.  If you sent over a iPhone and declared it $350NZ I don't think custom officers will believe that and then they will look into it.  If the officer was into computers or the computer part was large and looks expensive hmmmm.....  

 

 

 

Freight companies will only call you if they need something from you.  If they need payment to release goods to you the freight company may call you before it gets into NZ to spend up the process.  This is generally with the larger freight companies, with the cheaper companies and using NZ Post they generally call you when it's been looked at by Auckland Intl Airport.  

 

 

 

Yes, I've paid GST on various stuff.  In my experience, camera, lenses, and also with laptops.  There is a service fee too I think more recently these days.   The legitimate stores even on eBay will declare the true price on the parcel and include a invoice inside the parcel.  


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