Proposed Used Vehicle Import Standard Released

23 August 2000

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has released for consultation a draft import health standard for used vehicles.

The current import health standard applying to used vehicles came into force in 1997. A review of the standard was initiated as a result of the number of gypsy moth interceptions on used vehicles from Japan.

An import health standard specifies the requirements put in place to effectively manage the risks associated with imported goods before they enter New Zealand. Proposed changes to the used vehicle import health standard align the management of used vehicles with all other import systems.

Following consultation on the draft standard, a decision will be made on whether further changes are required to the draft prior to it being issued. Submissions close on 25 October 2000.

For further information, contact: Anna Cardno, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on 04 498 9635

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