New Zealanders exporting cars to Australia are facing more 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.
Exporters are finding that their cars are being delayed at customs and they are having their cars dismantled as border control staff look to determine whether the car holds any asbestos. Delays can be overcome if the commercial and assurance shipping documents confirm that there is no asbestos in the car.
Not only are older cars being stopped at the border but also any car that is newer but seen to have post-factory modifications. Australian authorities can accept an Asbestos Clearance Certificate with associated laboratory results as proof that the vehicle does not contain asbestos. Thomas Consultants specialises in Asbestos Clearance Certificates and 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, and prepare the relevant certificate confirming the vehicle does not contain prohibited goods as required by Australian Border Forces.
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