Many importers and exporters question why does it take so long to go through the New Zealand border? Easy Freight has received the following update from MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries). Unfortunately, it happens several times a year and it is not an isolated case. Therefore, we recommend that you send documents to your Customs broker at least 2-3 weeks before it arrives in New Zealand.
Negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement have been successfully concluded. It involves 12 Asia-Pacific countries, which together account for 36 percent of the world’s economy.
This agreement will deliver significant benefits to New Zealand – it will support more jobs, higher incomes, and provide a better standard of living for New Zealanders.
Recent complaints made by importers against several freight forwarder charges are disturbing. It shows that there is a structural problem in the way importers are doing business, and a lack of clarity as to what ‘rules’ apply.
Is it time to radically change our thinking in terms of rail? Should we stop expecting a financial profit from the rail, and start to recognise its more strategic importance in our national transport infrastructure?
Our job is to cut costs and save time for importers and exporters. We would like to share some of the insider secrets with you.
“It is highly recommended that all companies do their due diligence before committing to the overseas market”. This was the main message from Mr Paul Smith, NZ Customs Counsellor.
Interview with Aaron Muir from Argus Tracking. Aaron Muir is a director of Auckland-based firm Argus Tracking, which has had its asset management hardware manufactured in multiple countries.
The New Zealand Flower Growers Association (NZFGA) wants imported flowers to be labelled as imports so consumers can make an informed choice about whether to buy them.
New Zealand has quite an old vehicle fleet compared to many other countries. The average age of a car is about 13 years.
Politics involves a heap of misleading information. The tendency is to seize on populist themes and fashion statements that meet with approval over the dinner table, in smoko rooms and in the pub.