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New Zealand Import Restrictions

In order to enter New Zealand, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of New Zealand government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the New Zealand, and which items need special documentation before exporting to New Zealand.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from New Zealand authorities before posting:

Special documentation

New Zealand has no current requirements for special documentation.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, New Zealand prohibits:

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under ECI Platinum.