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Recovering the cost of border processing services through the Border Processing Levy

OUTCOME of this consultation

New rates will apply from December 2021

Following this consultation, new border processing levy rates have been set.

The new rates will apply from 1 December 2021. They are intended to fully recover the cost of Customs' and MPI's border processing services over the next levy period.

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Changes to border processing levies – NZ Customs

About this consultation

The Ministry for Primary Industries and the New Zealand Customs Service (NZ Customs) consulted on options to reset the Border Processing Levy (BPL) to recover the costs associated with clearing international travellers. The Border Processing Levy is also known as the Border Clearance Levy.

Your views were sought on the options detailed in the consultation document.

Full details were on the New Zealand Customs website. Submissions closed at 9am on Friday, 2 July 2021.

About the Border Processing Levy

The Border Processing (Clearance) Levy has been in place since 2016. It is a charge on travellers to ensure the right resources are in place to keep New Zealand safe from biosecurity and Customs' risks, including harmful pests, people, and dangerous substances.