Importing a Vehicle to NZ from Japan

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Importing into New Zealand 

 

Let us take the stress and uncertainty away, and relax whilst we treat your car to our premium service.

After purchase, AUTOHUB can handle every detail and service required to get your vehicle from the overseas seller to your compliance centre in NZ, fully insured, for a fixed price, guaranteed.

AUTOHUB operates a complete package, offering a single price to handle all facets of Export from Japan, and Import to NZ.


Our service includes:

 

  • Gate In survey and photos Japan
  • MPI (Bio Hazard) Inspection and cleaning (No Steam Cleaning)
  • Heat treatment (where applicable) 
  • NZTA Border Inspection
  • Odometer Check
  • Japan Port Service Charges
  • Freight
  • Baf (Bunker Fuel Surcharges)
  • NZ Port Service Charges
  • NZ Customs Clearances
  • Tow off port to local compliance centre
  • Full Insurance whilst 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.


Purchasing a vehicle in Japan:

 

Before purchasing a vehicle, please make sure it complies with NZ used vehicle import regulations.

If you do not know the regulations of which vehicles can be imported, you are best to talk to a NZ Compliance centre and double check.

They will also give you a price for compliance.

Once you have bought the car, please ask your agent in Japan to contact our Japan office to book the vehicle onto a ship and take to the nearest Yard.


Autohub Comprehensive Insurance Package:

 

For those customers who have taken advantage of our D2D package, a comprehensive insurance cover is provided, subject to conditions as set out below.

Full cover starts and stops while the vehicle is “in AUTOHUB Care and Control”.

Your vehicles are covered under Institute Cargo Clauses A which provides cover for all risks of loss or damage to the vehicle including theft of parts and accessories during transit. Cover commences from the point where AUTOHUB takes care and control of your vehicle, and continues during the transit until the vehicle is delivered out of our care, at the first nominated local delivery address supplied to us (NZ), unless AUTOHUB is engaged to handle local delivery.

It covers total loss, collision damage, fire and theft of non modified, driveable, road going vehicles and items only.

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Exporting from Japan

We are aware that you are a Japan based customer requiring our service; these are the services we offer our Japanese Agents.

AUTOHUB operate a complete package, offering a single price to handle all facets of Export from Japan, and Import to NZ.


Our service includes:

Customs clearance in Japan

  • Autohub has customs clearance yards at all major ports in Japan. There will be a shipping charge including customs clearance fee which is required by Autohub Japan.
  • There is an option to use your own customs agent in Japan and book a shipment with Autohub Japan. In this case, the shipping charge is paid directly to your customs agent.

Shipping Services

  • Gate In survey and photos in Japan
  • MPI (Bio Hazard) Inspection and cleaning (No Steam Cleaning)
  • NZTA Border Inspection
  • Odometer Check
  • Japan Port Service Charges
  • Freight
  • Baf (Bunker Fuel Surcharges)
  • NZ Port Service Charges
  • NZ Customs Clearances
  • Tow off port to local compliance centre
  • Full Insurance whilst in our care.

Payment Services

  • Landed D2D Package: (Similar to CIF Basis) where the Japanese Agent pays for the NZ Side Autohub shipping package.

or

  • FOB: If you are happy to provide us with your customers contact details we will get in contact with them and give them the correct pricing accordingly. (To be able to provide an accurate quote we must deal direct with the NZ Customer).

NOTE: 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.

Some Commercial vehicles/machinery may have additional customs duty applied.

For damaged cars which cannot be driven, you must give Autohub exact problems of the vehicle and we will advise what the extra cost of delivery will be.

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