Vehicles, machinery, and parts

Vehicles, machinery, and parts (including tyres) often carry soil, plant matter, and animals. MPI's role is to help importers meet biosecurity requirements to keep New Zealand free from contaminants, pests, and diseases which can threaten our environment.


14 May 2020 – Consultation on proposed amendments to the IHS

MPI has begun a consultation on proposed amendments to the Import Health Standard (IHS) for Vehicles, Machinery, and Parts. The consultation closes on 17 July 2020.

This import process is for:

  • new and used cars, and other vehicles
  • new and used tyres
  • rural and building machinery
  • parts
  • aircraft arriving as cargo
  • seacraft arriving as cargo.

Importing related products

Processes for importing products related to vehicles, machinery, and tyres are elsewhere on the website. Follow these steps if you're:

Who to contact

If you have a question about importing vehicles, machinery, or parts, email 

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