Changes to Electronic Advance Data (EAD)
We are requiring the electronic capture of sender, receiver and parcel content information on the consignment note and Customs declaration information for all international services (except International Air letters).
Learn more about the EAD changes.
The information is captured for the purpose of fiscal, risk, security and clearance in line with the national and international legislation.
If we do not comply with these international requirements the item may not be able to enter the destination country.
This requirement is not limited to New Zealand; all postal operators and other delivery service providers around the world are required to capture and transmit this data to all countries before items can be sent.
A service fee of $5 (GST Zero rated) is included in the in-store price of sending International Courier, International Express Courier, International Air Small Parcel and International Air Parcel overseas to cover the electronic data capture cost, processing and administration fee.
No, items sent using the Print Postage tool on the NZ Post website don’t need to be scanned for EAD. Sender, receiver and parcel content information is sent electronically to the overseas postal service or organisation.
The information captured may be electronically transmitted to the destination postal administration and national government agencies (such as Customs) for fiscal, risk, security and border clearance purposes, in line with national and international legislation.