(This is the interview with Richie Norton by Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income).
This month, I’m learning everything I can about the world of physical products: how to create my own, how to validate them, how to find the perfect manufacturer, and how to get them in the hands of my customers.
Reporter: Lisa Wilson is on the line with me now. Good day, Lisa.
Lisa Wilson: How are you doing?
Reporter: Hey, now look just for a start. So customs held up your shipment because it contained Weetabix. Is that correct?-->
Reporter: The new Customs and Excise Bill means Customs will no longer be able to demand that people entering the country hand over the passwords to their devices without reasonable cause. Although, is that a change?
We’ll find out, speaking to Tech Liberty founder and New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties chairman, Thomas Beagle. There seems to be some confusion about what we believed the law was and what it actually was, as opposed to this law. So what was the law, and what does this bill mean?
This is likely to have the most impact on New Zealand exporters. The new GST tax applies to ‘low value imported goods’ – this means physical goods. Physical goods under AU$1,000 are currently subject to GST.
Note that the legislatio ...
For some time we have been looking to identify the potential long-term impact of 3D printing on the movement of goods in the supply chain but now manufacturers and transport providers are being warned of how the criminal fraternity are using the technology to help steal goods from containers.
An online shipper/truck operator matching service recently launched by New Zealand startup, TNX, is reportedly delivering 10% cost savings to the former while also reducing the 40% under-utilisation of vehicles said to currently be commonplace for the latter.
Following a private beta trial run with a select group of customers in August last year, TNX ...
The circumstances were that in mid- July a freight forwarder filed a pre-receival advice to DP World Australia at West Swanson Dock in Melbourne, and while doing so made a typo error with the VGM, missing out a “zero” numeral.
This meant that the weight of the box was being incorrectly declared as 18 ...
A number of CBAFF members have raised concerns recently about delays with New Zealand Customs releasing shipments.
MPI delays have been, and continue to be, an ongoing issue. To be fair, the Customs issue is a new phenomenon, but members are telling us it’s happening country-wide.
On occasions, NZ Customs clien ...
Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) secretary general Chris Welsh has announced his organisation aims to stamp out shipping surcharges within five years.
“Shippers of goods around the world have had enough of demands made by carriers and forwarders for the payment of charges that are poorly explained or out of proportion for any service provided,” said Mr Welsh.
What is this about?
To import food into New Zealand (NZ) you need to apply and get clearance from both NZ Customs and the MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries). For some food you will need to provide extra proof that it is safe for the NZ plants and animals and for people to eat. This guidance will help you understand the full process and give more detail about what you need to d ...