I need legal advice on importing to New Zealand. Auckland. Thankyou very much

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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer with more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.

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What are you importing?

Customer
Sporting Goods
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https://millsports.co.nz/
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

What do you need to know about the import? I assume you know you will need to pay GST on the import.

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I want to know if we can import brands without their permission?
Customer
brands such as GM, Kookaburra, Gray Nicolls, New Balance etc.
Customer
I contacted their NZ offices, but they refused to give us their dealership. I managed to find a distributor/retailer overseas, who is ready to sell us these brands.
Customer
do we need permission from these brands for importing them from overseas?
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

There can be issues with parallel importing where the brands have have exclusive licenced agents in New Zealand. If they don’t you can import freely
Customer
how can I find if they have exclusive licensed agents? What can be the consequences if we continue importing? we are buying not from their overseas counterparts, but from a retailer, who doesn't fall under their terms and conditions.
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

That may be hard to find out. But you could try and see if they object

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Ohk. What is the solution for this? and how much cost would be involved?
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

The rules about parallel importing into New Zealand to mean that you can freely import goods. If you are buying from a retailer overseas, you should not have any real difficulty

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Great. Thanks for this. If you are in Auckland, can I make an appointment to see you? And could you advise on our consultation charges? Awaiting response. Thanks
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

I practice in Wellington and Auckland, and I could see you on my next visit, likely to be next week if that works

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Perfect. Next will is fine. Where in Auckland? and What will be the consultation charges?
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

That depends on the scope of work-what sort of time will you need?

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I would need 30 minutes of yours I guess. Also need to talk to you regarding my own brand that we are launching soon.
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

My usual charge out rate is $450 plus GST per hour

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ok, will it be $225/half an hour?
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

yes

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Perfect. where in Auckland? which day, what time?
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Can you contact me at***@******.*** and we can set this up

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Sure.
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email sent from :***@******.***. Thanks
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Thanks

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