Customs & Excise

Making international trade in exports and imports simple and easy

Over the past 20 years, New Zealand has transformed into an industrialised economy with a strong emphasis on exports and imports.

Our customs and excise team works closely across our network , both in New Zealand and overseas, to tailor effective international trade solutions for clients. We also advise businesses on efficient operating structures, supply chain and free-trade agreement issues. We draw on our experiences with many industries and provide clear and practical advice.

For further information on our customs and excise tax services in New Zealand and across the Asia Pacific, visit our Asia Pacific Customs and Trade site at

How PwC can help

Our PwC team can help you understand the risks and opportunities in navigating New Zealand’s customs and border security regime. Our services go beyond routine compliance as we have extensive experience in dispute resolution, investigations and other client issues.


Our services include:
  • customs valuations, including those relating to transfer pricing,
  • tariff classifications,
  • origin issues,
  • customs investigations and audit management,
  • dispute resolution,
  • assistance with a deferred payment scheme,
  • duty drawbacks and concessions,
  • duty reviews and customs health checks, and
  • submissions on law reform.


Your benefits:
  • a streamlined finance function, including automating your payables and receivables,
  • real-time reporting and business intelligence,
  • a reduction in processing costs,
  • improvement in working capital,
  • the ability to access data remotely,
  • the ability to grow without the constraints of expensive hardware, installations and updates,
  • better project management, including quotes, costing and invoicing, and
  • provide better information to advisers and stakeholders, which allows your business to grow.
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Eugen Trombitas

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 493 903