Tuesday 1 May 2018: For immediate release
The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) welcomes the Government’s announcement today that foreign retailers will be asked to pay GST on goods under the value of $400 sold online into New Zealand. The announcement was made by Small Business and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash and Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri this morning at Unity Books in Wellington.
“Publishers rely on our local booksellers to showcase the work of all authors and illustrators” said PANZ President Peter Dowling. “This move will ensure that they can operate on a level playing field with retailers overseas.”
The legislation will come into effect from 1 October 2019.
PETER DOWLING, President of the Publishers Assn NZ, is available for comment.
For further information, please contact:
Sandra Noakes, Tel 0275 767675 or Catriona Ferguson, T 02102482637
On behalf of Publishers Association of New Zealand