ASBESTOS PARTS ON IMPORTED MOTOR VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES INTO AUSTRALIA PROHIBITED
ASBESTOS PARTS ON IMPORTED MOTOR VEHICLES & MOTORCYCLES INTO AUSTRALIA
Any used vehicle or motorcycle imported into Australia must be free of asbestos. As the importer, it is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is not fitted with Asbestos components.
Do your goods contain asbestos ?
This may relate to brake linings, clutch linings, brake disc pads, gaskets, seals or any other parts of the vehicle.
This has became a major pitfall with importing used vehicles since this rule was enforced in early 2017. Customs have been penalising importers where asbestos is found where first offence can be up to $8000. When the asbestos testing is done in Australia costs of the testing are varying from $800-$1000 per vehicle.
See link for further information: https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/cargo-support-trade-and-goods/importing-goods/importing-motor-vehicles
Ameroz can now offer offshore asbestos testing and asbestos removal services prior to shipping. Our offshore asbestos testing reduces the testing cost as well as ensuring you are not liable for any customs penalties on arrival.