Surcharges

Understanding your invoice

Surcharges are additional charges that are mandatory and applicable to your TNT shipments.

When shipping consignments with TNT, the following surcharges apply: 

Fuel surcharge

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.

 

Effective on 3 January 2022, the following revised surcharges will apply:

ServiceRevised Fee
Outer Area (OOA)$0.60 per kilo (or part thereof), subject to a minimum of $30.00 per consignment.

Delivery/pick-up to/from an out of area within New Zealand . Download our list of out-of-area postal codes

Enhanced security surcharge

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.


Regulatory Charges

Border Control
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 July 2021 is $28.72 (excl. 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 July 2021 is $23.00 (excl. 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.

Temporary Surcharge renamed as "Peak Surcharge" effective 2 November 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains, reducing air cargo capacity globally.  

This disruption has caused us to make adjustments to our networks which has increased our costs. As a result, we announced a 'Temporary Surcharge' on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments beginning 6 April 2020.

Beginning 2 November 2020, the 'Temporary Surcharge' will be renamed as 'Peak Surcharge'.

Peak Surcharge Adjustment (New Zealand)
 

We announced a peak surcharge on all TNT international shipments beginning 6 April 2020.

Due to continued disruptions in the global supply chain, air cargo capacity is limited, and we are incurring increased costs as we continue to adjust our international networks to best deliver much-needed goods and services in this constrained environment.

From 25 April 2022, the surcharge amount for some TNT international shipments will increase. These increases will allow us to continue providing the best possible service during this time. Updated amounts can be found below.
 

Effective date

Impacted shipments

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*

 

Intra-APAC**

$ 1.60 per kg*

 

All shipments between New Zealand and Australia$ 0.35 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.

 

Peak Surcharge from 10 August 2020 to 18 April 2021

Effective dateImpacted Shipments

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in NZD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from New Zealand

Outbound from New Zealand to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.60 per kg1

GPA
  

All shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
  Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
10 August 2020 to 18 April 2021 

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
 Import shipments to New ZealandInbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$3.20 per kg3

GPT
  Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS

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

Peak Surcharge from 19 April 2021 to 12 September 2021

Effective dateImpacted Shipments

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in NZD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from New Zealand

Outbound from New Zealand to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.60 per kg1

GPA
  

All shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
  Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
19 April 2021 to 12 September 2021 

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
 Import shipments to New ZealandInbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$4.00 per kg3

GPT
  Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
  Inbound from India$3.20 per kg4 GPF
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS

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$4.00 per shipment applies 
4. Minimum of NZ$3.20 per shipment applies 

Peak Surcharge from 13 September 2021 to 28 November 2021

Effective dateImpacted Shipments

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in NZD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from New Zealand

Outbound from New Zealand to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.60 per kg1

GPA
  

All shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
  Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
13 September 2021 to 28 November 2021 

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
 Import shipments to New ZealandInbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$4.00 per kg3

GPT
  Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
  Inbound from India$3.20 per kg4GPF
  Inbound from USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico$1.80 per kg5GPU
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS

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$4.00 per shipment applies 
4. Minimum of NZ$3.20 per shipment applies 
5. Minimum of NZ$1.80 per shipment applies
 

Peak Surcharge from 29 November 2021 to 5 December 2021

Effective dateImpacted Shipments

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in NZD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from New Zealand

Outbound from New Zealand to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.60 per kg1

GPA
  

Outbound from New Zealand to Australia

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
  Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
29 November 2021 to 5 December 2021 

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
 Import shipments to New ZealandInbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$4.00 per kg3

GPT
  Inbound from Australia$1.60 per kg1GPE
  Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
  Inbound from India$3.20 per kg4GPF
  Inbound from USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico$1.80 per kg5GPU
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS

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$4.00 per shipment applies 
4. Minimum of NZ$3.20 per shipment applies 
5. Minimum of NZ$1.80 per shipment applies
 

Peak Surcharge from 6 December 2021 to 20 March 2022

Effective dateImpacted Shipments

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in NZD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from New Zealand

Outbound from New Zealand to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.60 per kg1

GPA
  

Outbound from New Zealand to Australia

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
  Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
6 December 2021 to 20 March 2022 

All international shipments except for above

$1.60 per kg1

PSU
 Import shipments to New ZealandInbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$4.00 per kg3

GPT
  Inbound from Australia$1.60 per kg1GPE
  Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
  Inbound from India$3.20 per kg4GPF
  Inbound from USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico$1.80 per kg5GPU
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS

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$4.00 per shipment applies 
4. Minimum of NZ$3.20 per shipment applies 
5. Minimum of NZ$1.80 per shipment applies
 

Peak Surcharge from 21 March 2022 to 24 April 2022

Effective dateImpacted Shipments

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in NZD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from New Zealand

Outbound from New Zealand to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.60 per kg1

GPA
  

Outbound from New Zealand to Australia

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
  Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
21 March 2022 to 24 April 2022 

All international shipments except for above

$1.90 per kg6

PSU
 Import shipments to New ZealandInbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$4.00 per kg3

GPT
  Inbound from Australia$1.60 per kg1GPE
  Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
  Inbound from India$3.20 per kg4GPF
  Inbound from USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico$1.80 per kg5GPU
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS

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$4.00 per shipment applies 
4. Minimum of NZ$3.20 per shipment applies 
5. Minimum of NZ$1.80 per shipment applies
6. Minimum of NZ$1.90 per shipment applies 
 

Peak Surcharge from 25 April 2022

Effective dateImpacted Shipments

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in NZD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from New Zealand

Outbound from New Zealand to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.60 per kg1

GPA
  

Outbound from New Zealand to Australia

$0.35 per kg1

PWM (Updated)
  Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between New Zealand and Australia

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
25 April 2022 

All international shipments except for above

$1.90 per kg6 (Updated)

PSU
 Import shipments to New ZealandInbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$4.00 per kg3

GPT
  Inbound from Australia$1.60 per kg1GPE
  Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.60 per kg1

PSA
  Inbound from India$3.20 per kg4GPF
  Inbound from USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico$1.80 per kg5GPU
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.60 per kg(Updated)

GPS

The surcharge amounts presented above are indicative only and may differ depending on the rate scale or price list for which you have registered with TNT. To find out the actual peak surcharge for your shipment, please log in to your TNT account on tnt.com and use the “Rates & Transit Times” application. If you have any questions, please contact your local Sales or Customer Service team.

 

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$4.00 per shipment applies 
4. Minimum of NZ$3.20 per shipment applies 
5. Minimum of NZ$1.80 per shipment applies
6. Minimum of NZ$1.90 per shipment applies

Vietnam Value Added Tax (VAT) rate reduction for TNT shipments originating from Vietnam (effective February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022)

Effective from February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, invoices for TNT outbound shipments originating from Vietnam and any ancillary services performed and consumed in Vietnam for both outbound bill shipper and outbound bill consignee will reflect a reduced Vietnam VAT rate of 8%.

This is due to a temporary policy announced by the Vietnam government to support the socio-economic development recovery program in Vietnam due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The VAT below will apply to all customers for shipments originated from Vietnam and any ancillary services performed and consumed in Vietnam, including payers billed outside and inside Vietnam:
 

Origin of Shipment
VAT rateEffective datesSurcharge code
Vietnam

Vietnam VAT rate reduced from 10% to 8%.

February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, both days inclusive.VSD

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

Additional GST for TNT collect shipments imported from India (effective September 1, 2020)

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:
 

Origin of ShipmentAdditional TaxSurcharge code
IndiaIndia 18% GSTGSD

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

Additional VAT for TNT collect shipments imported from Vietnam (effective September 1, 2020)

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:

Origin of ShipmentAdditional TaxSurcharge code
VietnamVietnam 10% VATVSD

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

Additional VAT for TNT collect shipments imported from Thailand (effective September 1, 2020)

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:
 

Origin of ShipmentAdditional TaxSurcharge code
ThailandThailand 7% VATTSD

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

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