Contraband - NZ Customs


A facelift for 'What’s My Duty?'

A facelift for'What’s My Duty?'

Customs launched What’s My Duty? in December 2012 to help people estimate how much duty and GST they would have to pay on their online shopping when it arrived from overseas. The amount could make a difference to your decision to buy online or on the high street.

The calculator has proved very popular, and was Highly Commended at the 2014 PRiNZ awards. Thirty thousand people check their purchases each month using the calculator on our website, and seven thousand more have downloaded it onto their mobile phones to use on the go.

We’ve given What’s My Duty? a wee facelift by adding tobacco, in time for the duty free allowance changes on 1 November 2014 so people wouldn’t get a surprise.

We also added the ability to calculate multiple shipments, edit or delete items easily.

Check it out at or download the updated version of the mobile app.

The addition of the 'Traveller' option for people who are bringing tobacco products with them when they travel to NZ.