What do I pay Goods and Service Tax (GST) on?

If you are either a commercial or private importer, GST at 15% will be levied. GST is payable on all goods imported into New Zealand and their importation costs. It is calculated at time of import when the entry is submitted to New Zealand Customs. New Zealand Customs collect the GST on behalf of the IRD. If you are a registered New Zealand business, you are able to claim any GST back on your GST return. GST is exempt for exports.

What duty is payable on imported goods?

Duty rates vary depending on the Tariff Classification of the goods, the country of origin and export, and the availability of duty free concessions. Our Customs Team can advise you on these matters prior to importing.

What duty is payable on imported goods?

Duty rates vary depending on the Tariff Classification of the goods, the country of origin and export, and the availability of duty free concessions. Our Customs Team can advise you on these matters prior to importing.

Are goods automatically insured whilst in transit?

Generally, No!

In extreme situations if say the vessel/aircraft has problems and damage is incurred to the carrier and freight on board, then you may be subject to costs. This means that the carrier/owner can declare a general average which means that all shippers on board are required to meet the cost of salvage.

We highly recommend you insure your goods while in transit.

We don’t automatically insure shipments.

Here at Gateway Cargo Systems we don’t like being ‘the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’.

Speak to Nicky about the best Marine Insurance coverage for your needs.

What are INCO Terms? What’s the difference between say ‘Free On Board’ and ‘Ex Works?

INCOTERMS are a series of defined terms used in international trade.

The respective International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) designed them in an attempt to establish a standardised language for buyers and sellers who conduct international business.

Here is a link to the terms.

Note: These terms have not been universally accepted.

In the United States and Canada, FOB does not mean ‘Free on board a ship’ as it does elsewhere around the globe, it usually means just ‘Ex-Works’.

So they can be confusing!

If you want further clarification be sure to talk to Paul or Darron.

What do you charge for advising clients?

We are only too pleased to share our knowledge with clients by providing free advice.

What information do I need to supply for you to give me a quote?

Firstly a detailed description of the goods e.g. marine engine.

Is it new or used?

Then we’ll need the supplier location.

Is the supplier a commercial entity with a warehouse?

What is the packed size and weight?

When is it ready and when do you require it here?

Could you wait for sea-freight?

Let us spend 10 minutes on the phone and we can get a better idea of what you need and the most economic method of transport based on your situation.

If easier for you email Paul at paul(at)gatewaynz.co.nz.

Don’t forget we don’t do personal effects.

Should I let my supplier handle the shipping arrangements?

It is best for you to control your own shipments, make the arrangements at this end.

This way it’s you that controls the transits and the all the costs.

Your shipment ends-up in the South Island and not Auckland.

Let us guide you through the options and supply you with a comprehensive quote.

Call Us

 

64-3-3587 580

 

Fax - 64-3-3580 720 - Yes we still have one!

Email Us

 

james@gatewaynz.co.nz

Address

 

35 Sheffield Crescent, Christchurch 8005, NZ,

 

PO Box 39016, Christchurch

Business Hours

 

Office: Monday to Friday (8am to 5pm)

 

Store: Monday to Friday (7:30am to 5pm)

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