GST Changes for Overseas Shopping

There is lot of information out there, but few things aren't clear.

So if overseas retailer isn't registered for NZ GST and selling items for eg. NZ$750 without GST. What happens now when it reaches Customs. Will we be charged Custom Duty as before? or it is great opportunity, to buy things which are under $1000 till they register for GST.

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    Yup. No gst/custom charges if less than $1000 incl shipping and not registered.

    The thing that might trip you up, if you pay less than $1k and they deem the item is worth more than $1k then I'm not sure what happens, I assume you get charged gf st

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      What if I can proove that I paid lses than NZ$1000, what happens then? how do custom deem what the item is worth?

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        If you can prove the goods less than $NZ 1,000 (including shipping), they should release the goods to you. I had an issue once where the goods were almost over the previous threshold for collecting GST, but once I queried this with the shipping company, they released the goods to me.

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          That is good. I bought something which is amazing savings. All retailers in NZ sell for around $400-$500 more than what I paid. Just waiting for it to arrive now

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    What about Amazon? Are they registered?

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      Amazon US looks to be charging GST now when I checked last night, and I had read that Amazon UK will stop shipping to NZ (not sure if anyone here has verified the later though).

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    Aliexpress are including the tax this morning, but when I paid the CC seemed to be without tax

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      It's a bit weird with the Chinese retailers, OzBers found out that Banggood didn't charge Aussie GST when ordering from their app.

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    Bought some stuff in via Youshop, sent before December, arrived in customs today. Did not need to pay anything.

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