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.
22 July 2019
The Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and Parts (formerly named Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment) has been revised and is now implemented (as of the 22 July 2019).
Vehicles, Machinery and Parts - Import Health Standard [PDF, 775 KB]
Vehicles, Machinery and Parts - Guidance document [PDF, 2.4 MB]
Find out more
Information about what has changed and MPI’s response to feedback received on the IHS during the consultation is on the consultation page.Vehicles, Machinery, and Parts IHS consultation
MPI has issued the following industry notice to advise of BMSB management changes for Vehicles, Machinery and Parts from BMSB risk countries and sea containers from Italy.
Notice to industry [PDF, 137 KB]
This import process is for:
- new and used cars, and other vehicles
- new and used tyres
- rural and building machinery
- 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 email@example.com
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