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New Zealand Duty Free
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Persons over the ages of 17 may import the following goods without incurring customs duty:

 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco, or a mixture of all 3 weighing no more than 250g

 1.125 litres or 40oz of spirits or liqueurs

 4.5litres of wine or beer

 Goods to a maximum value of NZ$ 700.

Controlled and prohibited items


Because of the importance of agriculture and horticulture to the New Zealand economy, certain animal products, fruit, plant material or foodstuffs that could contain plant or animal pests may not be allowed into the country. For further information, contact the nearest Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

The import of the following items are also prohibited:

 Firearms and weapons (unless a special permit is obtained from the New Zealand police)

 Turtle or tortoise shell jewellery and ornaments
 ivory in any form

Medicines using rhinoceros, tiger or musk products

Anything made from the bone of any marine animal

 Cat skins or coats

 Certain drugs (e.g depressants, tranquillisers, diuretics, sleeping pills, stimulants, heart drugs) unless covered by a doctor’s prescription.