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    New Zealand customs at airport?

    I have seen films of them being very strict especially with food being taken in with large on the spot fines. I have told the mrs no food but she is worried they might confiscate her copy handbag like they do in some European places. Cost 4k so she does not want to lose it.

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    False or misleading goods


    Purpose of prohibition:

    ​ In order to protect New Zealand consumers from unsafe and incorrectly specified merchandise there are various controls on the importation of a number of goods.

    Goods bearing a label or other form of identification which contains a false or misleading representation as to their quality and country of origin are prohibited imports.

    For further information see the Commerce Commission website or contact Customs on 0800 428 786.

    Legislation:Fair Trading Act 1986

    Authority: Ministry of Consumer Affairs
    Last updated: Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    New Zealand Customs Service : Prohibited imports

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    Very strict. No food of any sort. Nor any animal, vegetable matter coming from endangered species. Then the usual rules re. Money drugs explosives etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    I have seen films of them being very strict especially with food being taken in with large on the spot fines. I have told the mrs no food but she is worried they might confiscate her copy handbag like they do in some European places. Cost 4k so she does not want to lose it.
    Well don't take it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    I have seen films of them being very strict especially with food being taken in with large on the spot fines. I have told the mrs no food but she is worried they might confiscate her copy handbag like they do in some European places. Cost 4k so she does not want to lose it.
    Well don't take it then.
    I don't want her to as it's too big anyway, but now I can say I asked the wise ones on TD and they said no, she never believes just me.

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    Nobody will give a toss about the bag at customs in NZ.

    They may however take exception to the 38 you have packed for your meeting with Ant.

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    Leave the fake bag at home.

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    ENT - that is not good advice, there is no problem with the bag, apart from the fact that it is not even new.
    It is not the job of customs to check authenticity of designers goods - they have neither the talent nor manpower, not to mention interest.
    Take the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Nobody will give a toss about the bag at customs in NZ.

    They may however take exception to the 38 you have packed for your meeting with Ant.
    is that a gun in your pocket mr xanax, or are you just pleased to see me, ohh err how 'salacious'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
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    ENT - that is not good advice, there is no problem with the bag, apart from the fact that it is not even new.
    It is not the job of customs to check authenticity of designers goods - they have neither the talent nor manpower, not to mention interest.
    Take the bag.
    Read post # 2, re. counterfeits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post

    Purpose of prohibition:

    ​ In order to protect New Zealand consumers from unsafe and incorrectly specified merchandise there are various controls on the importation of a number of goods.

    Goods bearing a label or other form of identification which contains a false or misleading representation as to their quality and country of origin are prohibited imports.
    ENT - as you can see it is to protect NZ consumers - unless Xanax wife is wanting to import and sell her bag in great quantity I think she can sleep easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Leave the fake bag at home.
    No shit, it is not going to impress a person one in NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    I have seen films of them being very strict especially with food being taken in with large on the spot fines. I have told the mrs no food but she is worried they might confiscate her copy handbag like they do in some European places. Cost 4k so she does not want to lose it.
    Can they prove it's a copy?
    if it's her personal bag I'm sure they won't pay it any attention.
    If there's 20 of them stashed in your suitcase that's a different story.
    Don't take any meat products.

    If it's customs you're concerned about remember that the word 'Kunt' is used as a term of endearment and it's customary to refer to customs officers as 'kunt'.
    The native people, known as 'moldies', should be addressed 'ehor' and it's a sign of friendship to ask them for a dollar.
    Rather than shake hands with them you should put your face right up to theirs and rub your nose on their nose.
    Young moldy women, or 'wahines' are very sexually promiscuous and in fact the entire moldy culture is based on a free sex ideal, so if you should meet an attractive wahine it is pretty much assumed you will copulate and it's considered good form to fondle her breasts on first meeting. If her father or brothers are present you should be careful to follow this protocol as failure to do so could be taken as an insult to the family and result in a feast of puha and pakeha. (long pig).
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    I been into NZ a time or two, and its the Bangkok stamps in the passport immediately draws their attention, and pointed questioning

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    4k baht for a copy handbag? Crikey, my wife would want the real McCoy for that.

    If you bought a copy watch in asia or europe would you worry about wearing it at a border control? I suspect not. Custom certainly officers wont be interested in consumer goods that are for personal use only so keep calm and carry on.

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    Prolly best if you leave the pepper spray and nunchucks at home too..

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    True that they are very strict on food products, on one occasion I had some milk powder for my baby, (small person), not my mianoi, although I took her as well.
    Before willy gets upset, in his self appointed role as TD's moral guardian, i cleverly disguised her as my wife's niece.

    Well they wanted to sterilize the milk powder before I could bring it in.
    To sustain said baby, they made up a fresh bottle of milk.
    Even supplying as new baby bottle, as it turned out fortuitously, as I needed the bottle for myself, To prevent me dribbling while imbibing my allowable Duty Free quota of 4 full bottles of Bundaberg Rum (Known affectionately as "gods nectar").
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

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    You would be ok with a used copy bag, but as others have said if you bringing in more than one it would look like your going to sell them. Same every Country.
    Also if they would be that worried about copies, every body wearing a Bingtang, Leo, Singha,Chang T Shirt etc would loose them and there would be a lot of shirt less people walking out of customs.

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    Xanax must be an experienced traveler indeed to be worried about his missus' copy handbag (who buys copies anyway...

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    I buy them, not for my wife, heaven knows, she wouldn't be caught dead with such an obvious fake, but for my mia noi, shes not that discriminating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Xanax must be an experienced traveler indeed to be worried about his missus' copy handbag (who buys copies anyway...
    her friend gave it her we did not buy it, a nice pink 'dior' one

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    For a comprehensive guide as to what NZ customs may confiscate, go to this site;
    NZ Customs fact sheet #5.
    http://www.customs.govt.nz/news/reso...Sheet%2005.pdf

    Go to page #4 for;

    a) Goods bearing a label etc which contains a false or misleading representation, such as
    to their country of origin, quality, and so on.


    (Consumer protection. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Fair Trading Act 1986)


    b) Goods that are designed, manufactured, or adapted with intent to facilitate the commission of a crime involving dishonesty.

    (as defined in section 2(1) of the Crimes Act 1961).
    Consumer protection New Zealand Customs Service, Section 54 First Schedule, Customs and Excise Act 1996.


    c) Infringing trade marks.

    To protect the rights of the owners of trade marks.
    (Ministry of Economic Development)Trade Marks Act 2002. (Border Protection Measures)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    For a comprehensive guide as to what NZ customs may confiscate, go to this site;
    NZ Customs fact sheet #5.
    http://www.customs.govt.nz/news/reso...Sheet%2005.pdf

    Go to page #4 for;

    a) Goods bearing a label etc which contains a false or misleading representation, such as
    to their country of origin, quality, and so on.


    (Consumer protection. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Fair Trading Act 1986)


    b) Goods that are designed, manufactured, or adapted with intent to facilitate the commission of a crime involving dishonesty.

    (as defined in section 2(1) of the Crimes Act 1961).
    Consumer protection New Zealand Customs Service, Section 54 First Schedule, Customs and Excise Act 1996.


    c) Infringing trade marks.

    To protect the rights of the owners of trade marks.
    (Ministry of Economic Development)Trade Marks Act 2002. (Border Protection Measures)
    FFS ENT it's her personal bag. I doubt they'll even notice what brand it is let alone figure she's going to destroy the economy of the country and the bag industry by selling a second hand handbag.

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    A couple of years ago on re-entering NZ after being in Asia I was given the full shake-down.

    First off the plane, I was greeted by a dog who wanted to keep hanging around, then into customs, a room to one side and a full on 3rd degree search was made. The dog then did a second run at both my bags and I, then quizzed about drugs before the full search (no body search).

    All on the whim of a zealous pair of customs officers.

    I was questioned over every single satang, border stamp, the lot.

    Some cane baskets were finally confiscated and burnt due to beetle pupa cases found, nothing alive, but they were to be sterilized at a price or destroyed, the second option was cheaper.

    My electronic gear was checked, all cameras checked for videos, pics etc. all my money counted to the last satang, cent, rupee, all goods especially the wallet was drug tested, it was full on.

    As I say, it was all on the whim of a couple of customs guys looking for a hit. Good on them, but it took up nearly an hour of my time and my sons waiting for me too!

    Things have tightened up since then, and legislation and guidelines have been re-vamped to cover new search and seize procedures by customs officers at the border.

    Easiest way is to ring the NZ customs and find out.

    I'm not saying that NZ customs are gonna grab a fake Gucci or Vuitton bag off a tourist, just posting what they give as guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    I'm not saying that NZ customs are gonna grab a fake Gucci or Vuitton bag off a tourist,
    Well I'M saying they won't.
    First off, they're not going to worry about what brand someones personal handbag/watch/sunglasses are.
    They're looking for resalable items.
    They don't give a rats arse about your personal bag.
    Secondly, if they did, are they going to call in the experts to determine whether or not that one bag is fake or genuine?
    I don't think so.
    A little common sense goes a long way ENT.

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