New Zealand Vehicle Import Regulations

Just like in neighbouring Australia, importing a car to New Zealand requires meeting various specific requirements to comply with the country’s safety and environmental standards. This article aims to help clarify these requirements, so you know what type of vehicle to look for. Here is a comprehensive list of the main requirements: General Requirements for… Continue reading New Zealand Vehicle Import Regulations

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Golden Week Break 2024

Yes, Japan does have breaks, not many of them but they DO happen and these affect the auctions. Below is the scheduled breaks from the auction starting next week During this week bids on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th will be received up until 9am. Any bids LATER than 9am may not be bid on… Continue reading Golden Week Break 2024

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What is a hanko?

What is a hanko, or an official stamp? Without one of these (actually more than one), we could not do business in Japan. Without a hanko you can not open a bank account. Without a hanko we can not deregister and apply for export certificates for the cars we export. Every loan and contract with… Continue reading What is a hanko?

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Toyota Prius… chassis types?

It is dangerous bidding for a Toyota Prius in the auction when you do not understand the chassis and hence the battery hybrid types of the vehicle

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