Importation of Medical Test Kits

Virginia Crawford made this Official Information request to New Zealand Customs Service

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From: Virginia Crawford

Dear New Zealand Customs Service,

Could you please supply all the information you have on the following:

In 2017 New Zealand purchased 23,140 Kg of "medical test kits" with a total value of US$92,221.86. The product code for these was 300215.

Yours faithfully,

Virginia Crawford

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From: DICKEY Mike
New Zealand Customs Service

Attachment Chapter 30 Tariff information Pharmaceutical products.pdf
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Good morning Virginia

Thank you for your email below relating to product code 300215 or Harmonised System (HS) code 300215, which equates to Tariff Item (TI) 3002150010H - "Immunological products, put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale.'

Customs provides this information to Stats NZ but not in the form it is shown. In this particular case, Customs has provided Stats NZ with the details from all the import entries for imports made under TI 3002150010H, for the calendar year 2017. They have their own way of releasing the information which includes consideration of the provisions of section 9 of the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA). The link to the OIA is as follows:

All information relating to your request is contained within the Customs Tariff which can be found through the following link:

I have attached for your information a page of notes from the Customs Tariff relating to Chapter 30 - Pharmaceutical products. Note 2 relates to your request.

I trust this information assists. Feel free to contact me if you have any queries in regard to the information provided.

Ngā mihi | Kind regards

Mike Dickey, Senior Advisor, Correspondence, Reviews and Ministerial Servicing - Kaitohutohu Matua Kaupapahere | International and Governance |New Zealand Customs Service | PO Box 29 Auckland | AK City Customhouse |

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