Importing a Vehicle from Japan to NZ

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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 Services:

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
  • Freight
  • 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.

 


 Compliance requirement

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.


Insurance cover

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.

 

 

Exporting from Japan

Are you based in Japan and want to export a car to New Zealand? We can help. AUTOHUB offers a complete package to handle every aspect of export from Japan to New Zealand, all for a fixed price.

Services provided by AUTOHUB

You can either use AUTOHUB to ship your vehicle from Door to Door (D2D), or decide which elements of our professional service meet your needs. Below is a breakdown of the services we offer.

  1. Customs clearance in Japan

AUTOHUB has customs clearance yards located at all major ports in Japan, so no matter where you’re looking to export your vehicle from, we can help. You’ll need to pay a shipping charge, which includes a customs clearance fee to AUTOHUB Japan.

You can choose to use your own customs agent in Japan and book a shipment with AUTOHUB Japan. In this case, the shipping charge will need to be paid directly to your appointed customs agent.

  1. Shipping services

For those shipping a vehicle from Japan into New Zealand we offer:

  • A Gate-In survey and photos in Japan when we take control of the vehicle
  • MPI (BioHazard) Inspection and Cleaning when the vehicle arrives in NZ
  • NZTA border inspection
  • Odometer check
  • Japan Port service charges
  • Freight
  • 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.
  1. Payment services

To facilitate the shipping of your vehicle to New Zealand, we have two payment services available:

  1. Landed Door to Door (D2D). This is similar to CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which covers the cost of shipping the vehicle from Japan to New Zealand as though you were importing the vehicle into New Zealand.
  2. FOB (Free on Board). If you’ve sold your vehicle directly to your customer, you can provide us with their details, and we’ll get in touch with them directly to provide the quote and arrange shipping.

Additional considerations

 If the vehicle you’re shipping from Japan is larger than 20m3 please provide AUTOHUB with the exact dimensions of the vehicle when requesting a quote. This will help us provide a more accurate price based on shipping requirements.

Some commercial vehicles or machinery may have additional customs duties, which will be added to the supplied quote.

If you’re shipping a vehicle that cannot be driven, please provide AUTOHUB with details of why the vehicle isn’t operational, so we can arrange for the appropriate shipping type and provide an accurate quote.

For more information, visit www.autohub.co.jp