The figures (effective 01 June 2020) speak for themselves:
Import Entry Transaction Fee: N.Z Dollars 33.03
Export Entry Transaction Fee: N.Z Dollars 3.27
That’s right – importers are soon to be levied ten times more by N.Z Customs for an identical ‘service’.
So much for user pays.
And what about the processing of overseas passengers across our borders?
A far more cumbersome and expensive task for Customs to undertake in comparison to processing customs entries.
Airline passengers get a free service courtesy of the N.Z Taxpayer and N.Z Importers!