New Zealand is reliable trading partner with Canadian with over a billions dollars per year in trade.   Canada's exports to New Zealand in includes machinery, wood products and aerospace.     New Zealand and Canadian are also part the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).


New Zealand and Canada shared  language, laws and solid economic credentials makes cross trade a natural fit.

In this shipping to New Zealand from Canada blog, we review:

  • Carrier options for shipping New Zealand from Canada
  • New Zealand customs for goods imported from Canada
  • CPTPP and duty free entry for qualifying Canada origin goods


Jet Worldwide provides low cost delivery for shipping parcels from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and all Canada to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and all New Zealand


Options for shipping 

New Zealand from Canada


Shipping to New Zealand via Canada Post


Canada Post offers the lowest cost options for shipping small parcels (under 2 kg) from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and all of Canada to Aukland, Wellington and all New Zealand.    Shipments sent via Canada Post are imported and delivered by The New Zealand Post.

Shipping New Zealand from Canada Post international packet services

  • Canada Post Small Packet surface to New Zealand
  • Canada Post Small Packet air  to New Zealand
  • Canada Post Tracked Packet to New Zealand:    Delivery within 3 weeks
Shipping New Zealand from Canada Post parcel shipping options
  • Canada Post International Parcel to N. Zealand  Surface
  • Canada Post Xpresspost to New Zealand:    Delivery within 2 weeks
  • Get a comparison quote for shipping to New Zealand

Shipping to New Zealand via UPS and  FedEx Canada

FedEx and UPS are North Americas largest carriers and, along with DHL, offer reliable express delivery to Aukland and all New Zealand. 

FedEx and UPS shipping options from Canada to New Zealand include

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Shipping  New Zealand from Canada via Purolator 

Purolator is a leading domestic delivery carrier in Canada. They are part of Canada Post.

Purolator provides delivery to New Zealand via partners - such as UPS Canada.


Jet Worldwide Canada provides shipping to New Zealand from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and all Canada.

Shipping from Canada for delivery to New Zealand via Jet Worldwide

Jet Worldwide provides low cost economy express delivery from Canada to New Zealand as well as a full range of New Zealand domestic delivery, storage and logistics options.





New Zealand Parcel Clearance for Shipments from Canada

New Zealand customs duty and taxes on the applicable HS Code and the "CIF Value." The CIF value is the value of the item plus the cost of insurance and freight). The Goods and Service Tax (GST) of 15% is applied to all imported goods sent from Canada for import to New Zealand.

Duty rates in New Zealand can range from duty free for such things as most electronics and accessories to 10% for clothing an other fashion items.


Duty Free importing of Canadian parcels to New Zealand

Most single parcels with a declared value less than $400 NZD (around $330 CAD) can be imported duty Free (but GST of 15%  still applicable). 

Information required by New Zealand Customs (and to be included on the commercial invoice) include:

  • Shipper Address and contact details
  • Importer details
  • Details of the shipment:  Item(s), value and reason for import
  • Invoice Terms (FOB, CIF, etc)
  • If a multi-piece shipment, it must be noted what is each box


CPTPP Duty free clearance of goods shipped to New Zealand From Canada

Goods approved with proper “proof of origin’ supporting paperwork can be exported from Canada for duty free clearance in  New Zealand.

Proof of Origin

The key part of all trade agreements is ensuring the goods qualify under the rules of origin. Many incorrectly assume that if goods are sent from a qualifying country, they should qualify for duty free status.   Country of origin is not determined solely by where the goods are sent from.

The country of origin rules have been simplified under CPTPP but can still get complex.  The guidelines for country of origin qualification include:

  • Goods are considered originating if they are wholly obtained, such as goods that are grown, raised, caught, or extracted in Canada /CPTPP country.

  • Goods are considered originating if they are produced in Canada or a CPTPP country entirely from originating materials.

  • Goods are originating if they are produced in Canada/CPTPP country from non-originating materials that undergo production in Canada/ CPTPP country, such that the resulting good satisfies the applicable product-specific rule of origin. The value of the non-originating goods that are part of the originating product can be considered dutiable.

Duty Free import for parcels sent from Canada to New Zealand under CPTPP

The amazing part of CPTPP is that parcels containing products valued less than CA$1600 do not require a certification of origin to claim CPTPP preferential tariff treatment.

  • Parcels containing products under CA$1,600 can be considered for duty free status if the following conditions include:

  • A signed statement completed by the importer, exporter or producer certifying that the goods originated from a CPTPP country.  See below

  • This statement is required on the commercial invoice and we recommend adding an additional stand alone statement/ supporting document. See below

  • The goods must meet the origin rules. For example, marks to indicate that the goods are not a product of a CPTPP country will disqualify the goods and have issues related to mis-declarations.


Required data for duty free CPTPP clearance to New Zealand

In order to claim the preferential tariff treatment to New Zealand from Canada under CPTPP,  a set a data elements referred to as a ‘certification origin’ must be provided by the exporter, producer or importer of the goods by adding the information to any document (e.g., Commercial Invoice) accompanying the shipment or if preferred, by providing it on a separate document. The data elements do not have to follow a prescribed format but must contain the minimum data elements listed below. In addition, the imported goods must originate and be exported from a CPTPP ratified country.

  1. Indicate the Certifier (Importer, Exporter or Producer)
  2. Name, Address and Contact Information of the Certifier
  3. Name, Address and Contact Information of the Exporter (if different from the certifier)
  4. Name, Address and Contact Information of the Producer (if different from the certifier, or exporter)
  5. Name, Address and Contact Information of the Importer
  6. Description and HS Tariff Classification for the Goods
  7. Origin Criterion for the Goods
  8. Blanket Period
  9. Authorized Signature and Date

Note: The certification of origin must be signed and dated by the Certifier and accompanied by the following statement:

“I certify that the goods described in this document qualify as originating and the information contained in this document is true and accurate. I assume responsibility for proving such representations and agree to maintain and present upon request or to make available during a verification visit, documentation necessary to support this certification”

For full details regarding the minimum data requirements for the certification of origin, please refer to Annex 3-B of the CPTPP agreement.


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Written by Tim Byrnes