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    Default Customs duty on stuff you bring in

    We are looking for a list of stuff we may have to pay customs duty on arrival eg car, appliances, good SA wine etc

    All links welcome.

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    Graham and Denise,
    I could well be wrong here (MAF is sooo confusing!) but I thought you only paid duty on items that you owned for less than a year.

    RoadRunner

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    thats my understanding too, unless it is stuff bought in for commercial reasons.

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    Good to know :P

    Thanks

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    How many cases of wine can we get in before the customs boys get excited?

    Good wine here in CT appears to be a lot cheaper than NZ.
    We are paying the equivalent of around $3-$4 for white and $4-$5 for red (thats for 750 ml bottles) which we buy by the case directly from the wine farms.

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    if you dont have PR you will have to pay import tax on your car, with some depreciation depending on how long youve had it

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    When No Customs Charges Apply Print Version

    Hi all!

    Good 2 b back! ops: More on our story later in another forum!



    Found this on www.customs.gov.nz

    Your household or other related effects (excluding motor vehicles, boats and aircraft) will be admitted free of duty and exempt GST for a reasonable time after your arrive, provided you can meet all of the following requirements:
    you are coming to New Zealand with the intention and legal authority to take up or resume permanent residence
    you have lived outside New Zealand for the whole of the 21 months before the date of your arrival in New Zealand
    you have owned and used the goods before the date of your departure for New Zealand
    the goods are for your own personal use and not intended for any other person or persons or for gift, sale or exchange.



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