NZ Customs Notices – 1st July – HPA Levy Rates,SGG Levy.


From 1st July NZ Customs will be collecting a Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy on goods containing HFCs and PFCs. The levy will be applied to a range of imported goods – fridges, freezers, heat pumps,air conditioners, refrigerated trailers etc. Any person importing goods subject to this levy must pay at the time of importation. The  Continue reading “NZ Customs Notices – 1st July – HPA Levy Rates,SGG Levy.”   

U.S East Coast Strike Action


As predicted the USEC labour unions are gearing up to strike on December 30th. Negotiations on a new contract between the International Longshoremen’s Association and employers represented by the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) broke off abruptly yesterday afternoon. Shipping Lines are however softening their position on introducing a congestion surcharge, we will keep you posted.  Continue reading “U.S East Coast Strike Action”   

Export FCL Containers


Ports of Auckland has recently undertaken a review of procedures for handling containers that do NOT have a Customs Export Delivery Order ( CEDO ) two hours prior to the vessel’s ETA. Legally, POA cannot load a container that does not have a CEDO and when a CEDO is not received two hours before vessel arrival  Continue reading “Export FCL Containers”