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NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement to take effect on May 1, 2024

The NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement is set to take effect on May 1, 2024. New Zealand’s horticultural sector, a leading exporter to the EU valued at $714 million annually, will immediately benefit from a $46 million reduction in tariffs. Fish and seafood producers will see tariffs totalling $20 million slashed on exports worth $241 million, ...

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Posted: April 2, 2024Category: Updates

Supporting New Zealand Customs to Stop Contraband

At Method Logistics, we’re committed to supporting government agencies in maintaining the security of the supply chains. This is increasingly important with the amount of drugs and other contraband entering NZ lately. Click the link below to watch a video from New Zealand Customs, providing information on this issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaWhTVboQfA

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Posted: April 2, 2024Category: Updates

Global Logistics Landscape: Key Developments and Strategic Investments Unveiled

In our dynamic and increasingly interconnected world, the logistics sector is witnessing significant developments and strategic investments across the globe, reflecting a commitment to enhancing infrastructure and fortifying supply chains. Here’s a glimpse into some noteworthy initiatives shaping the industry for 2024: 1. DSV and NEOM’s $10 Billion Joint Venture: Danish logistics provider DSV has ...

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Posted: December 12, 2023Category: Updates

A Fresh Breeze for Biosecurity: Container Check Portal Set for a Facelift in Early 2024

Change is on the horizon for Biosecurity New Zealand’s Container Check Portal (CCP). In the early months of 2024, a revamped version of CCP is set to emerge, bringing with it a slew of improvements aimed at modernizing our internal border systems and ensuring a more resilient platform for the future. The most significant alteration ...

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Posted: November 15, 2023Category: Updates

Shipping Delays across Australia

Australia has suffered two major set backs at their wharves creating shipping delays for imports, exports, and shipments routed through Australian ports. If you are concerned about your current shipments that involve Australian ports, please feel free to contact us. Wharf Strikes in Australia Following dozens of work bans between 6 October and 20 October ...

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Posted: November 14, 2023Category: Updates

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season Underway

MPI- Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season is now underway. If you have any questions, please ask. Also, please forward all documents to us for clearance as soon as you are able to, to avoid the possibility of any delays with the added paperwork of this time of year. Season started again on September 1st ...

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Posted: November 13, 2023Category: Updates

North Island supply chain service launches

The official launch of the Viewpoint Supply Chain is underway, bringing a new level of integrated logistics across a significant portion of the North Island. “Eighteen months ago, Napier Port began testing customer demand for a North Island-focused supply chain service that offered a personalised, tailored approach to warehousing and logistics,” says Napier Port CEO ...

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Posted: November 6, 2023Category: Updates

Customs agreement with The Netherlands enters into force

A cooperation agreement with the Kingdom of the Netherlands comes into effect from Sunday 1 October, marking a new chapter in collaboration with a key European partner. The Customs Mutual Administrative Assistance Agreement (CMAA) was signed by officials from both governments in Wellington on 10 March 2022. The agreement allows the New Zealand Customs Service ...

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Posted: October 2, 2023Category: Updates


New Zealand has upgraded its trade deal with ASEAN and Australia. It is anticipated that the upgraded Agreement will be implemented sometime in 2024 once the required number of Parties have ratified it. This upgrade will boost economic ties, cut costs and sets a framework for cooperation on sustainable and inclusive trade, a first for ...

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Posted: September 1, 2023Category: Updates

Changes to Food Importing Rules

Back in February, New Zealand Food Safety published two new imported food notices. The Food Notice: Requirements for Registered Importers and Imported Food for Sale will replace the current Food Notice: Importing Food on 1 August 2023. These changes apply to ALL registered food importers As a registered food importer you have had the responsibility, ...

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Posted: August 22, 2023Category: Updates

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