Iain Blakeley

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GST on prohibited imports

The Customs Appeal Authority recently decided duty is payable on goods confiscated by Customs as "prohibited imports". An importer tried to bring some cartons of beer and whisky into New Zealand. Unfortunately the labels didn't comply with NZ regulations and the...

Free beer for Aussies!

VB have decided they're going to give a free beer to every adult in Australia if that country wins the next Ashes cricket series against England. More details here. The problem for the Government with these sorts of giveaways is they don't get any GST - that is if the...

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