Bringing Alcohol and Tobacco into New Zealand
If you choose to bring alcohol into New Zealand make sure it is something special. New Zealand alcohol prices are very good compared to most countries. You are best to buy spirits duty free at the airport on arrival. Wine and beer are cheaper at supermarkets than at duty free stores so it would pay to wait.
Duty Free Allowances New Zealand
Duty free allowances New Zealand - Goods can be purchased when you arrive and New Zealand has one of the most generous Duty Free allowances anywhere in the world:
a) Spirits, Liqueurs etc 3 bottles (or other containers) containing not more than 1125ml or spirits, liqueur, or other spirituous beverages. The over allowance provision has been removed.
b) Beer or Wine 4.5 litres of wine (approx, 6 x 750ml bottles) or 4.5 litres of port or sherry or 4.5 litres of beer (approx. 1 dozen cans)
c) Tobacco 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco or 50 cigars or a mixture of all three weighing not more than 250 grams.
Allowances are determined by the government/customs and excise and vary depending upon the country. It is necessary to impose an allowance for a variety of reasons. One such reason is to protect commercial trade. For this reason, every country has a set duty free allowance.
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