Country Conditions for Mailing — New Zealand
Bank notes, coins, and other forms of currency are prohibited in all classes of mail, including registered First-Class Mail International items, insured parcels, and Express Mail International shipments, that are sent to New Zealand.
Addressees are required to obtain import licenses from the New Zealand customs authorities for all shipments except the following:
Bona fide gifts not exceeding 100 New Zealand dollars in value.
Firearms require the addressee has police permission.
Meat or meat products and fish and fish products are admitted only conditionally.
Merchandise for the addressee’s personal use, not for his or her business or professional use or for sale or trade, and not exceeding 20 New Zealand dollars in value.
Used clothing and used bedding must be for personal use of persons in New Zealand, or with permission of the New Zealand Minister of Customs. Worn out clothing not for personal use must be clean and disinfected, or it will be done at the addressee’s expense.
- Each commercial shipment must be covered by a commercial invoice showing the current domestic price of the goods (that is, what the price would be if sold in the United States) and the selling price to the purchaser in New Zealand. The invoice must include a certificate as to the value of the goods, prepared in prescribed form, and signed by the shipper. Printed blanks for the invoice and certificate can be purchased from printing firms specializing in such supplies.
- The completed invoice must be sent to the addressee by First-Class Mail International. It is desirable to send one copy by air and another by ordinary means.
Customs Forms Required (123)
First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International flat-rate envelopes and small flat-rate boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)
Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)
Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 6
Value Limit (212.1)
The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.
Size Limits (211.22)
The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed
must be large enough to completely contain the Global
Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping
label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings.
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 inches long.
Maximum length: 46 inches
Maximum width: 35 inches
Maximum height: 46 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches
General Conditions for Mailing
See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.
Express Mail International (220) Price Group 10
Express Mail International — Flat Rate
Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only
Correspondence, business papers, and documents.
No form required. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Computer data and merchandise samples without commercial value.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label).
Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.
PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91.
Size Limits (221.42)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
Return Receipt Service (222.72):
Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments to New Zealand.
Reciprocal Service Name: Courier Post International
Country Code: NZ
All locations in New Zealand except the Ross Dependency.
For Cook Islands, only Rarotonga.
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 10
Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)
Priority Mail International — Flat Rate
Flat-Rate Envelope or Small Flat-Rate Box: $13.45
May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.
Flat-Rate Boxes: Regular/Medium – $43.45; Large – $55.95
The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.
Size Limits (231.22)
Maximum length: 60 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches
First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 6
Large Envelopes (Flats)
Packages (Small Packets)
Letters: See 241.212
Postcards: See 241.221
Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232
Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243
Airmail M-bags (260) —
Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 6
Matter for the Blind (270)
Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including the Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope and small flat–rate box. Weight limit: 4 pounds.
Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.
Certificate of Mailing (313)
COD and Certified
NOT for International Mail
Available for Priority Mail International merchandise parcels only (see 323.72 for markings)
International Business Reply Service (382)
Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95
International Postal Money Order (371)
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
Maximum Indemnity: $45.62
Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, and matter for
the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.
Restricted Delivery (350)
Available for registered mail with a return receipt.
Endorsements: A remettre en main propre.
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.