Importing Cars To New Zealand

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We aim to take the pressure out of importing for you. We offer advice and support in all aspects of your vehicle’s import process to New Zealand. If you still have questions we are always available on Whatsapp 0081-90-5400-6384

Importing Cars To New Zealand

Documents Required From Auto Trader Imports

The following documents will be sent at the same time by DHL DONT NOT MISPLACE THESE  DOCUMENTS

A. You will receive an invoice from us. This invoice may be requested by customs.

B. 2 copies of the BOL (bill of lading)

C. 1 copy of the vehicle export certificate

Age restriction

In certain circumstances, class MA vehicles must also be fitted with electronic stability control a new motor vehicle of class MA that is first certified for entry into service in New Zealand on or after 1 July 2015, or a used motor vehicle of class MA with engine capacity greater than 2 liters that are inspected at the border from 1 March 2018 must have ESC fitted).

  • The vehicle is over 20 years old can be imported as a classic car.
  • The vehicle is a special interest vehicle
  • It is part of your emigration or returning to live in New Zealand.

Read. all other used class MA vehicles inspected at the border from 1 March 2020 must have ESC fitted.

Maf & Mileage Inspection In Japan
  • Pre-shipment inspection
  • Maf Inspection
  • Heat Treatment
  • Mileage Inspection
Shipping Destination ports

Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Littleton
Shipping time is 2 – 4 weeks

Other requirements ( May vary from car to car )
  • Vehicles with 3 digit Emission codes can only be imported unless as a classic import as discussed above.
  • Emission code” is stated as “Model Number” on each unit. The letters before hyphen must be 3 digits, like “ABA-WG4W”.
Import taxes rates and more

You will be required to pay 15% GST on the vehicle

All vehicles entering New Zealand from Japan need to be complied. Be sure to organize a certifier prior to importing your car from Japan.
Facts sheet for importing cars into New Zealand here
More fact sheet information check here


All payments are to be made by TT transfers. PayPal is not accepted for car payments

Please check locally to ensure that this information provided above is current.

Imported From Another Kiwi – It just made me feel safer financially importing from another Kiwi and cutting out all these local fleas that try to fleece me every time I walk near a car yard. I saved close to 2K using these guys and the car was perfect.

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Wellington New Zealand
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