Understanding your invoice
When shipping consignments with TNT, the following surcharges apply:
Due to continuing fuel price fluctuations, TNT applies an index-based fuel surcharge to all shipments. This approach provides our customers with a transparent charging mechanism for fuel costs.
We provide collection and delivery services virtually anywhere you require. For certain remote and less-accessible locations an additional out-of-area surcharge is applied to cover additional costs incurred.
TNT has implemented additional procedures, activities and investments to safeguard our customers' shipments whilst in our custody. To partially offset the additional costs an Enhanced Security Surcharge is applied to all shipments.
Effective January 7 2019, the Enhanced Security Surcharge (ESS) is incorporated into International freight charges on your tariffs.
Any duty and taxes, fees charged by border control agencies for bio-security inspections are not included in our rates.
Exports and imports
All export shipments with a value over $1000 will incur an additional export entry charge as levied by Customs under the 'Customs and Excise Act 1996'. The export entry charge as at 1 January 2017 is $17.94 (incl. GST).
All import shipments requiring an import entry will incur an additional import entry charge, as levied by Customs under the 'Customs and Excise Act 1996'. The import entry charge as at 1 January 2017 is $49.24 (incl. GST).
This includes a biosecurity system entry levy, as levied under the 'Biosecurity (System Entry Levy) Order 2010'. The biosecurity system entry levy as at 1 January 2017 is $19.98 (incl. GST).
These charges and levies are subject to change without notice.
TNT reserves the right to review and vary TNT’s surcharges on shipments without notice. The amount and duration of any such surcharges will be determined at our sole discretion. By tendering your shipments to TNT, you agree to pay the surcharges, as determined by TNT.
We announced a temporary surcharge on all TNT international shipments beginning 6 April 2020.
We implemented this surcharge due to the various COVID-19 containment restrictions issued in countries around the world. Those restrictions continue to disrupt the global supply chain. As a result, air cargo capacity is limited, and we are incurring incremental costs as we adjust our international networks to best deliver much-needed goods and services in this constrained environment.
Beginning 10 August 2020, the surcharge amount for some TNT international shipments from/to New Zealand will increase. Please see below for the updated surcharge.
Surcharge per kg (in NZD)
6 April 2020 to 9 August 2020
Outbound from Mainland China to the rest of the world
$1.60 per kg*
$ 1.60 per kg*
All international shipments except for above
$ 0.35 per kg*
* Minimum of NZ$ 1.60 per shipment applies, regardless of the origin markets.
** The shipments transported among Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Taiwan China, Thailand and Vietnam, except for the shipments between Australia and New Zealand.
Temporary Surcharge from 10 August 2020
Outbound from New Zealand to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico
$1.60 per kg (updated)1
All shipments between New Zealand and Australia
$0.35 per kg1
$1.60 per kg1
$3.20 per kg (updated)3
1. Minimum of NZ$1.60 per shipment applies
2. APAC markets: Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan China, Thailand, Vietnam
3. Minimum of NZ$3.20 per shipment applies
Starting September 1, 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from India will reflect an additional India Goods and Services Tax (GST) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with India Tax regulations. The GST below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside India:
If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.
Starting September 1, 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from Vietnam will reflect an additional Vietnam Value Added Tax (VAT) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with Vietnam Tax regulations. The VAT below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside Vietnam:
Starting September 1, 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from Thailand will reflect an additional Thailand Value Added Tax (VAT) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with Thailand Tax regulations. The VAT below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside Thailand: