I also have the impression that NZ is more strict than Canada. Canada is not an island so it is difficult to police, and we also have specific groups who have a cultural and religious right to tax free tobacco; therefore it is pragmatic to exercise a level of reasonable leniency.Not sure about New Zealand. Canada its 15kgs but if you try to order that much I think customs would be a stickler.
Oh if onlyI actually think it improves the tobacco...certainly fine after the treatment...
While these changes do not apply to alcohol and tobacco products, 'whole leaf' is not considered a 'tobacco product', as it is unprocessed...hence why we don't pay 'excise tax' on it.I wrote to the customs agent in NZ who reprimanded me about sending packing slips with the orders to NZ. Unlike invoices, packing slips do not show the shipping charges which is to be included in the calculation for the tax assessed. Needless to say, we send invoice with all order going to NZ now.
· From 01 December 2019, instead of GST being collected on low-value consignments at the border, overseas businesses that sell low-value goods to consumers in New Zealand will collect GST if they are required to be registered.
· They are required to register if their supplies to NZ consumers are likely to exceed NZ$60,000 in a 12-month period.
· An overseas business that is required to register must charge and collect GST on low-value goods they sell to consumers in NZ. They must pay the GST collected to Inland Revenue NZ.
· *However, the changes do not apply to alcohol and tobacco products. GST, excise taxes and Customs duties will be applied at the border regardless of value.
· Imports of unmanufactured tobacco leaf material are subject to normal Customs charges.
it appears as if I read the new law correctly.