New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries

Wood packaging into New Zealand

USA Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

US Customs Procedures

Implementation of the U.S. Advance Cargo Information Program follows a staggered approach starting on the East coast in August 2004. Full details on the time frames and the affected states are outlined below.

13 December 2004

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington.

Note: All Air New Zealand services into Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu will comply with the new USCBP requirements that will come into effect from 13 December.

13 October 2004

Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin.

Note: Air New Zealand Cargo Freighter services from Frankfurt into Chicago, will comply with the new USCBP requirements that will come into effect from 13 October.

13 August 2004

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.

Note: There are no Air New Zealand services affected by the 13 August implementation.

New Zealand Customs (NZC)

NZ Customs Imports

NZ Customs Exports

All private exports to be Customs Cleared

Export Entry Form for Private Shippers

USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Please note that US Customs officials will commence holding shipments (on behalf of the FDA), when FDA Prior Notification requirements have not been met. Previously FDA have taken an educational stance to enforcement. This has been replaced with a more punitive stance.

USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Bioterrorism Act 2002

Prior Notice of imported food shipments

Registration of Food Facilities