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Border clearance procedures for imported used vehicles set
to change


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 NZ 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 his/her structural inspection and has approved the vehicle for entry, a purple NZTA sticker (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 biosecurity inspection stickers are affixed to the vehicle.

Andy Knackstedt
Media Manager
DDI    64 4 894 6285
MOB 0212 763 222
Email -
NZ Transport Agency
44 Victoria Street
Private Bag 6995
Wellington 6141
New Zealand
T 64 4 894 5400
F 64 4 894 6100