New Zealand Importer of Record and IT Shipping

IT shipments into New Zealand do not have many customs restrictions but you should budget for longer than average flight and delivery times.

New Zealand Importer of Record at a Glance:

Importer of Record: 

  • Unlike many other countries in the region, New Zealand is an open market and does not impose many restrictions on technical hardware
  • New Zealand allows the import of used goods

IT Shipping and Logistics

  • Shipping IT equipment from the US to New Zealand needs to be planned in advance due to the long flight times and scarce air-freight availability
  • Last-mile delivery to remote locations requires special care by the carrier

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation

Importer of Record

Unlike many other countries, New Zealand is an open market and does not impose many restrictions on technical hardware. New Zealand is open to most brands, equipment, and used/unused statuses. 

FGX can help you compile your shipment’s bill of materials, bill of lading, commercial invoice, house and master airway bill, and battery documents (if applicable). Once these documents are organized and properly prepared, FGX will also facilitate the pre-payment of duties and taxes to complete clearance as the Importer of Record.

IT Shipping & Logistics

The logistical process is often the most complex part of deploying IT infrastructure into New Zealand. Firstly, flights to New Zealand can often take upwards of 24 to 72 hours. Secondly, because of the relatively far distance from the U.S., flights with wide-bodied capacity are less frequent and may be more difficult to secure.

Additionally, long flight times, time zone changes, and the scarcity of flight options means that next-day flight and delivery options are impossible. Clients should budget their time carefully when deploying IT to New Zealand.

Lastly, delivering to coastal cities is relatively easy but on the rare occasion that you need to deliver to a location that’s more remote in New Zealand, planning in advance is key. More remote locations in New Zealand can have rough terrain and last-mile delivery can be difficult without the proper carrier relationships.

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into New Zealand at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.



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