Used Cars from Japan » Used Japanese Vehicles »

Русский Флаг Ру Union Jack En

Import regulation for used and new cars from Japan to New Zealand


Used or new cars exported from Japan to New Zealand can be shipped from any port in Japan i.e. Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, to all major Ports in New Zealand such as  Auckland, Dunedin, Lyttleton, Napir, Tauranga, Welington. In order for us to start shipping procedures of your vehicle, we require payment for the vehicle only. Vehicles exported to New Zealand can be shipped FOB . That means that freight charges can be paid upon vehicle arrival. If you buy your car from, we will arrange export and shipping from Japan.

Age Restriction

Due to changes in emission standards, as of January 1st, 2012, vehicles imported into New Zealand must have been manufactured, in principle, no earlier than 2005.  Exceptions to that rule can be granted if the vehicle you are importing is a "special interest" vehicle or if you are importing a car that has been registered in your name in Japan.

Emmission Standards

Car or vehicle in question must meet emission and noise standards issued by New Zealand goverment for vehicles of the same class. Detailed information about emission standards for used vehicles can be obtained on the home page of New Zealand Transport Agency

Entry Certification

New or used cars must be Entry Certified. Learn more about entry certification for imported vehicles here.

Road Worthiness Check

Imported cars must be able to pass WOF (Warrant Of Fitness) check in New Zealand. Vehicles must not be rusty and be in good mechanical condition.

Right-Hand-Drive Only

All used or new cars must be Right Hand Drive. Exceptions can be made for a vehicles of special interests such as antique cars, special purpose vehicles, motorsport cars, machinery or hearses.

Vehicle Documentation

You must be in possession of all related vehicle documents, i.e De-Registration / Export Certificate, Commercial Invoice and Bill of Lading in order to receive your vehicle. All these documents will be provided by JapanTradeCar and will be sent to you via parcel service.

Quarantine Service of (MAF)

Before vehicle can be released to you in New Zealand, it must pass quarantine service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF).


Further Reading

Before importing a used vehicles to New Zealand, please consult this home page or contact us. Trade Haus Logistics exported hundreds of vehicles to New Zealand. Our competent sales staff will be able to quickly answer all your questions. Contact us via Phone, Fax Or Email listed on the bottom of this page.


Click Here To Go Back to find more import regulations for used and new cars

Trade Haus Logistics Ltd,
2S Murakami BLD.
3-29-3 Tsutsui Higashi-ku, Nagoya
Japan 461-0003
Tel No: +81-(0)52-936-0080
Fax No: +81-(0)52-308-6717

Browse By Type

Used Cars
Used Vans
Used Coach
Used Bus
Used SUV
Used Truck

Browse By Make

Toyota Cars
Honda Cars
Mazda Cars
Nissan Cars
Mitsubishi Cars
Subaru Cars

Browse By Popularity

Manual Transmission
Dump Trucks
Vehicles newer Than 2002
Vehicles with Diesel Engine
Vehicles under US$ 1,500
Left Hand Drive


Contact Us
About Trade Haus Logistics LTD
Bank Details And Payment Info
Shipping Information
Japanese Car Auctions
Newsletter Subscription

BETTER Vehicles Through BETTER Service
Copyright (c) Trade Haus Logistics LTD