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A 200% jump in border levies won't fly: Roberts

Staff reporters
Fri, 02 Jul 2021

Chris Roberts says increasing the border levy is 'too much too soon'. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Staff reporters
Fri, 02 Jul 2021

Chris Roberts says increasing the border levy is 'too much too soon'. (Image: BusinessDesk)

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) says trebling the arrival and departure levy for air travellers will be another spoke in the wheels of New Zealand's tourism recovery.Border processing levies, set at $20.11 and $20.06 including GST for arriving air and cruise passengers, respectively, have been used to fund customs and biosecurity services since 2016. They are charged to all arriving and departing passengers, including NZ passport holders.A consultation document released by NZ Customs Service and the Ministry for Primary Industries is p...

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