Importing a Vehicle to New Zealand from Japan
If you’ve purchased a vehicle in Japan and want to import it into New Zealand, let AUTOHUB handle the logistics for you.
The experienced team at AUTOHUB can handle every detail of shipping your vehicle to New Zealand from Japan. This includes picking the vehicle up from the Japan-based seller through to delivering it safely to your designated compliance centre – all for a fixed price.
AUTOHUB offers a comprehensive Door to Door (D2D) service for vehicles being imported from Japan to New Zealand.
Our service includes:
- A Gate-In survey and photos in Japan when we take control of the vehicle
- MPI (BioHazard) inspection and cleaning
- Heat treatment (where applicable)
- NZTA border inspection
- Odometer check
- Japan Port Service Charges
- BAF (Bunker Fuel Charges)
- Payment of NZ Port Service Charges
- The organisation of NZ Customs Clearance
- Delivery of vehicle to a local compliance centre
- Full insurance while the car is in our care.
For vehicles over 20m3 you must give Autohub exact dimensions of the vehicle and we will be able to proceed with a quote from there.
Are you planning on buying a car in Japan to import to New Zealand? It pays to first check whether it meets New Zealand used vehicle import regulations.
If you’re unsure what these regulations are, we recommend talking to a compliance centre, as they’ll have the most up-to-date set of regulations for you to follow. They’ll also be able to provide a quote for compliance certification once the car arrives in New Zealand.
We have a direct relationship with a compliance centre here in New Zealand and encourage you to contact them if you have any questions.
Customers who choose to import vehicles from Japan to New Zealand with our D2D package will benefit from comprehensive insurance coverage.
Your car will be covered under Institute Cargo Clause A, which provides cover for all risks associated with loss or damage to the vehicle. It commences from when AUTOHUB takes care and control of your vehicle.
Insurance cover will continue during transit, right until it is delivered to the first nominated local delivery address in New Zealand as supplied.
This insurance covers total loss, collision damage, and fire and theft of non-modified, driveable, road-going vehicles and items only.
You can learn more about our comprehensive insurance cover here.