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Article 9 - Customs Duties and Charges

  1. On arriving in the territory of one Party, aircraft operated in international air transportation by the designated airline or airlines of any other Party, their regular equipment, ground equipment, fuel, lubricants, consumable technical supplies, spare parts (including engines), aircraft stores (including but not limited to such items of food, beverages and liquor, tobacco and other products destined for sale to or use by passengers in limited quantities during flight), and other items intended for or used solely in connection with the operation or servicing of aircraft engaged in international air transportation shall be exempt, on the basis of reciprocity, from all import restrictions, property taxes and capital levies, customs duties, excise taxes, and similar fees and charges that are (i) imposed by the national or central authorities, and (ii) not based on the cost of services provided, provided that such equipment and supplies remain on board the aircraft.
  2. There shall also be exempt, on the basis of reciprocity, from the taxes, levies, duties, fees and charges referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, with the exception of charges based on the cost of the service provided:
    1. aircraft stores introduced into or supplied in the territory of a Party and taken on board, within reasonable limits, for use on outbound aircraft of airlines of the other Parties engaged in international air transportation, even when these stores are to be used on a part of the journey performed over the territory of the Party in which they are taken on board;
    2. ground equipment and spare parts (including engines) introduced into the territory of a Party for the servicing, maintenance, or repair of aircraft of airlines of the other Parties used in international air transportation;
    3. fuel, lubricants and consumable technical supplies introduced into or supplied in the territory of a Party for use in an aircraft of airlines of the other Parties engaged in international air transportation, even when these supplies are to be used on a part of the journey performed over the territory of the Party in which they are taken on board; and
    4. promotional and advertising materials introduced into or supplied in the territory of one Party and taken on board, within reasonable limits, for use on outbound aircraft of an airline of the other Parties engaged in international air transportation, even when these stores are to be used on a part of the journey performed over the territory of the Party in which they are taken on board
  3. Equipment and supplies referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article may be required to be kept under the supervision or control of the appropriate authorities.
  4. The exemptions provided by this Article shall also be available where the designated airlines of one Party have contracted with another airline, which similarly enjoys such exemptions from another Party or Parties, for the loan or transfer in the territory of the other Party or Parties of the items specified in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article.


New Zealand Ministry of Transport
Attention: Air Services
Phone: +64-4-439-9000
Fax: +64-4-439-9004
e-mail: maliat@transport.govt.nz
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Attention: Treaty Officer
Legal Division
Fax:+64-473-2103
e-mail: lgl@mfat.govt.nz