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Weekly car shipping services to New Zealand from the UK to Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, Port Calmers, Tauranga and Wellington.
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If this is your first time car shipping to NZ from the UK then you should read the information below. But if it sounds confusing then don't worry; that's what we're here for. We've been doing this for over 43 years, and there's nothing about shipping cars from the UK to NZ that we don't know. If you've got any questions then just pick up the phone, send an email, or use our live chat service on the website.
There is a tax exemption for first time immigrants with Residence Visa/Permit and returning NZ residents who have been out of NZ more than 22 months, having owned and used the car for at least one year prior to import. For other customers, tax (GST) is normally calculated as followed: 15% of (Purchase price + depreciation + freight + insurance). Passenger vehicles are duty free.
New Zealand is known as having some of the toughest biosecurity regulations in the world. These state that all cars to New Zealand must be free of contamination both internally and externally of the vehicle. The car must not have any biosecurity risk organisms present when it enters New Zealand. Every vehicle is inspected to ensure that the vehicle is clean and free of risk contaminants. Vehicles presented in a condition not meeting the standards must be decontaminated / cleaned to rid the vehicle of contamination prior to entry into New Zealand.
All the cars to New Zealand must meet specific safety requirements regardless if they are exported/ imported for private or commercial purpose. All vehicles are subject to a New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) border inspection, completed by an approved party. This highlights whether there is any damage that affects the structural integrity of the vehicle. Without completing this inspection the vehicle cannot be legally registered for use in NZ. In New Zealand all imported vehicles must further undergo the Vehicle Entry Certification process, which includes a thorough physical inspection highlighting the vehicles safety performance. A representative of the NZTA completes this inspection. Once the vehicle has successfully completed the entry certification process, it can legally be registered for use on New Zealand roads.
Ministry for Primary Industries: Government body controlling biosecurity issues, including MPI inspection (formerly handled by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecurity New Zealand)