New Zealand

Yacht arrival in New Zealand:

New Zealand requires 48 hours advance notice of arrival of a yacht. The easiest way is to submit the information to before departing for New Zealand. Details on › Customs › In private › Arrival by private craft.

There is a levy charged per passenger. In March 2017 it was NZD18.21 per person. A few days after arrival, an invoice is emailed to the master and can be paid online using a credit card. Instructions and links to make the payment are included in the covering email from the New Zealand Customs Service.

Quarantine rules are strictly enforced and most fresh or frozen food and whole grains will be confiscated and destroyed.

Currently yachts are being given a 2-year temporary importation entry (TIE) allowing the yacht exemption from import duty and goods and services tax (GST) for any work done on the yacht in New Zealand for that period.

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