← back

What Are MPI Requirements for Imports and Why Do They Matter?

Posted on September 23, 2013 – Shipping Vehicles

Wash Me To protect New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a set of requirements for any imported cargo.

Vehicles are a particularly efficient medium to carry unwanted visitors. In the course of their use, they can pick up plant material, insects, soil samples, and your car offers a myriad of nooks and crannies for them to hide in. Having their vehicles cleaned thoroughly, inside and out, is the owner's responsibility, and you may want to hire the services of a professional as your car will come under great scrutiny.

It will go through a series of steps, which your shipping company will handle for you:

A bio security inspection permit arranged by your freight forwarder, will be issued for your vehicle so that it can be taken to a transitional facility upon arrival. Your vehicle and its container, if it came in one, will be inspected by an MPI inspector.

If your vehicle is found to be contaminated, i.e. has any mud, dirt, plant material, insects on it, it will need to be cleaned by a MPI approved cleaning facility (your freight forwarder will arrange this) at your cost and then reinspected by a MPI inspector and released to you. T

he clean and re inspection of the vehicle can delay the release to you by 1 to 3 days. Motorhomes and machinery have been known to be refused to be shipped at the port of loading due to the condition they have been presented in.

To avoid delays and additional costs, make sure your vehicle is clean inside and out.

For more information about car and vehicle shipping, contact us, phone us on +64 9 303 0075, or get a free quote.


← back


Related articles

What is a Warrant of Fitness and Can I Arrange It Myself When Importing My Car?
Posted on 1st June 2018
During the certification process, your car will be issued with a Warrant of Fitness – also called Certificate of Fitness depending on the vehicle’s size - which is a key document when importing a vehicle into New Zealand.
Read more


When Is the Best Time to Ship Your Vehicle
Posted on 29th June 2017
Car shipping costs vary greatly with the seasons. Read on to find out at what time of the year you will find the best prices.
Read more


How to Import Cars to New Zealand
Posted on 14th May 2017
Thinking about importing your car into New Zealand yourself? Find out why it isn't a good idea.
Read more


What to Consider When Purchasing Marine Insurance
Posted on 1st February 2017
Marine insurance is a shipping insurance that will cover damages or loss of cargo while at sea and during transport to and from port terminals. Although it covers parts of the journey organised by shipping companies, it isn’t automatically included in most quotes
Read more



Our easy - 3 step shipping process

×
Advise pick-up location
Documents & shipping
Delivered to your door

Tell us the pick up location and we'll arrange a date & time

We handle all customs & shipping including insurance

Enjoy your toy, after it's delivered to your door anywhere in NZ.

Get Started

Shipping a vehicle?

Get a free quote

Unlock your dream now …

Increased measures - Takata airbag recall.. Read more.

Copyright © 2018 McCullough Ltd | Terms & Conditions

Website crafted by bocapa