New Zealanders exporting cars to Australia are facing stringent inspections from border control as Australian authorities crack down on the importation of asbestos. Asbestos imports were banned in Australia in 2003 however many cars still have asbestos containing materials.
It’s not uncommon that exporters are experiencing delays at customs and cars may be dismantled as border control staff determine whether the car holds any asbestos. The types of vehicles that are generally stopped at the border are older cars and newer models that look to have post-factory modifications.
How can you overcome border inspections and delays at customs?
Delays can be overcome if the commercial and assurance shipping documents confirm that there is no asbestos in the car. Australian authorities accept an Asbestos Clearance Certificate with associated laboratory results as proof of this.
Speak to us today!
Thomas Consultants specialises in Asbestos Clearance Certificates and can help make the whole process easy for you. We can:
- Visit your property to complete an assessment of your vehicle;
- Take samples and send to them to an IANZ/ NATA/MRA accredited laboratory for assessment;
- Prepare the relevant certificate confirming the vehicle does not contain prohibited goods as required by Australian Border Forces.
If you are looking at exporting your vehicle to Australia then contact us today to help get the ‘wheels’ in motion!