Important Notices


Tariff Changes Effective 2017

01st October 2017 - click here to view tariff amendments

Amendments made to the Seasonal rates 01st Sep - 30th Nov. 

Remaining Seasonal Duties apply to the following Vegetables in Chapter 07:

Sub-Heading 0705.11 Fresh or chilled Cabbage Lettuce

Sub-Heading 0705.19 Fresh or chilled Lettuce Other

Sub-Heading 0707.00 Fresh or chilled Cucumbers and gherkins

Sub-Heading 0711.40 Preserved Cucumber and gherkins 

All seasonal Duties have been removed from Fruits in Chapter 08.


01st August 2017 - Click here to view Tariff amendments

Amendment made to Tariff rates - effective 01st August 2017

Chapter 87 - Tariff code 8702.10.90

Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver


Tariff Changes Effective 2016

01st November 2016 -click here to view Tariff amendments

Amendments made to Tariff Rates- effective from 1st June 2016

Chapter 87, Heading 87.04

Motor vehicles for the transport of goods:


01st November 2016 - click here to view Tariff amendments

Amendments made to Excise - effective from 1st July 2016

 Chapter 99, Heading 99.03


Chapter 99, Heading 99.06

Fruit Wine and Vegetable Wine


01st October 2016 -click here to view Tariff amendments

Amendments made: Increase in Tariffs

Chapter 24

Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 


01st September 2016 -click here to view Tariff amendments

Amendments made: Removal of seasonal Tariffs

Chapter 07

Heading 07.02 Tomatoes

 Chapter 08

Heading 08.01 Coconuts

Subheading 0804.50 Guavas, Mangoes and Mangosteens

Subheading 0807.20 Pawpaws (Papayas)


Import Entry Transaction Fees

Section 64 of the Customs Revenue and Border Protection Act 2012 and Regulations 33 require an Import Entry Transaction Fee (ITF) to be paid to Customs when an import entry is filed.


The Import Entry Transaction Fees are payable to Customs primarily to meet the maintenance fees payable on the electronic import entry processing system, as well as to assist in meeting costs and expenses incurred by Customs in undertaking the functions and duties relating to the importation of goods.


From 1 July 2016 the transaction fee, plus VAT, will be collected on all import entries lodged with Customs. 

The transaction fees are as follows:


CUSMOD Electronic Import Entry:   

 $10 (plus VAT) per entry        $11.50

Manual Import Entry

 $20 (plus VAT) per entry        $23.00


For deferred import entries the transaction fee will be collected and paid on the 20th of the following month.


Use of the updated CICS 056 and 056A

Section 62 of the Customs Revenue and Border Protection Act 2012 and Regulation 31 requires goods imported into the Cook Islands entered on a Customs Import Entry Form.


Forms CICS 056 and 056A the updated Import Entry Forms.


From 1 July 2016 we will no longer accept any other Import Entry Forms.