Before committing to purchasing or shipping your car, please ensure you have taken into account all of the below points. If you can’t provide one of these documents then please contact us to discuss before committing to purchase your car. As some of these are pre-requests to importing, and without them you can’t import your car.
Whilst on road compliance is outside our service, we’ll gladly assist with introductions to reputable compliance centres. Contact us for more information.
If the vehicle will never be used on the road, then you don't need to register it or meet the standards. i.e. You may import a classic car that is in no condition to drive, and just store, or have in your collection. If you wanted to drive that car on the road, then you would need to go through the Entry Certification process.
Have you taken into account GST?
It depends on your criteria: is this a new purchase or something you class as a personal effect?
New purchase: GST of 15% is payable on the landed value, which is the value of the vehicle plus freight and insurance, otherwise known as the CIF price.
Personal Effects - GST Exemption: In some cases, you may be exempt from paying GST, you will need to meet all the following conditions:
MPI / Quarantine requirements
You should aim to have your car in the cleanest possible condition. Best practice is to have the car thoroughly steam cleaned and vacuumed prior to shipment. There is no need to get it "detailed" but the goal is to remove all dirt and contamination inside and out. We can offer this as an additional service in some locations.
All used vehicles are inspected by MPI on arrival, and only after this inspection is the cleanliness condition known. Due to this we can’t quote the cleaning costs. But please allow NZ$100-200 as an estimated to cover potential cleaning, vacuuming and MPI re-inspection costs. Actual charge will be determined after inspection.
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Car PreparationYour car must be in good running condition, and fully operational to be shipped RORO. Otherwise containerisation is the only option.
Have you taken out Marine Insurance?
Not compulsory, but worth asking us for a quote. Your road insurance will not cover any damage that may occur while in transit. Taurus Logistics can arrange marine insurance on your behalf on ALL vehicles for 1% of the Marine Insurance, with a minimum premium of NZD250.00. Find out why you need
Marine Insurance Quote
If you have ticked off all of the above, then your car is ready to ship to New Zealand. Welcome home!