With the new regulations that came around earlier this year, there are a couple of things that you need to know while importing both cars and motorcycles into the two titled countries. All regulations go for both types of vehicles, and in this article, you will be able to find a quick guide on how to successfully import them.
Think about the prices
One of the important changes by the new regulations are the new taxes that you have to pay for when importing a vehicle. To save you from all the math, today, it is actually a lot cheaper to purchase a vehicle in a foreign country and then import it to Australia or New Zealand. If you already own a vehicle somewhere else, the prices are incomparable, and importing it is definitely the best choice.
Of course, importing motorcycles is a much easier task than importing a car, however, you will still need to hire some kind of professionals to help you out with the shipping as well as some paperwork. We suggest that you hire skilled Australian motorcycle importers like Dazmac Logistics if they happen to be available for the region you are importing from, and if not, find someone with similar deals to theirs.
New vehicles like this jet ski usually cost more to import when compared to already owned vehicles
How long does it take?
The duration of an import really depends on where you are importing it from. Because pretty much all vehicles are imported by sea, the further the distance, the more time it will take. Short lengths such as Australia and New Zealand usually take about a week or so, while importing from Europe and America can take around a month or more.
Know the rules
As we mentioned, there are new regulations around, and before you decide to import a vehicle, it is very important to know the rules of importing. A lot of regulations have stayed the same as before, for example, vehicles that you have owned and used in another country for at least twelve months are still considered as something that is your personal property, and the importing system for these is easier.
However, for non-personal vehicles, there are limits and complications. An example for this case is best seen if you look at some of the luxury cars. It Is very difficult to meet the requirements for importing a car from Australia to NZ with Dazmac Logistics if the car is a luxury car as there is usually a limit on the price of the car that you can import. If it is a personal car, you can import it with ease, but the tax is big.
Shipping and cleaning
When you do all the paperwork and meet all the requirements, you will finally get to choose the company that will handle the shipping and the cleaning. The shipping is usually handled in similar manner, by a cargo boat in a container, however, not all companies are the best at cleaning.
It is very important that you hire a professional importing company to handle the cleaning of your vehicle in order to pass the quarantine requirements. If your vehicle does not pass those requirements, you will not be able to use it until you retake the test.
Your vehicle will be secured in a container just like this boat
While importing certain vehicles comes with a lot of complications, it can be frustrating at times, but if you hire a reputable importing company to help you out, things will definitely go a lot smoother, in some cases all you will have to do is fill out a couple of papers.