Border clearance procedures for imported used vehicles set to change 17/11/2011

Upcoming changes to the border clearance procedures for imported used vehicles mean from 16 January 2012, two clearance stickers will be required on each imported used vehicle before it can be released from Customs controlled areas (CCAs) or MAF transitional facilities.

From 16 January 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) will no longer undertake structural inspections on imported used vehicles on behalf of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

The service within New Zealand will then be provided by two independent providers: KMA (NZ) Ltd (KMA) and Independent Verification Services Limited (IVS). The NZTA’s off-shore inspections will be carried out by JEVIC and by KMA’s joint venture partner Autoterminal Japan Ltd (ATJ).

Once the inspector has completed their structural inspection and has approved the vehicle for entry, a purple NZTA sticker (shown below) will be applied to the driver’s side windscreen wiper arm of the vehicle. The vehicle can be released when both the NZTA and the MAF/ATJ/JEVIC biosecurity inspection stickers are affixed to the vehicle, and the vehicle has been delivered from Customs control, or is otherwise permitted to be transferred to another location.

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The NZTA-approved structural inspection providers’ details are:
Contact person: Karen Huckstep, Business Development Manager
Phone number: 0800 021 169
Fax: 0800 738 724
Contact person: Euan Philpot, New Zealand Manager
Phone number: 09 966 1779
KMA (NZ) Ltd
Contact person: Kevin Nalder
Phone number: 021 480 660
Phone number: 09 366 7147
Fax: 09 366 7145
Autoterminal Japan Ltd
Contact person: Mamoru Fujie
Japanese phone number: 080 1458 8320 or 078 805 2447
Japanese fax number: 078 805 2448 or 078 805 2750

This page was last updated on: Thursday, 17 November 2011 .

Important notices & updates - Border clearance procedures for imported used vehicles set to change