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 will not ship any vehicle unless it has been tested in USA for asbestos. If customs require further testing in Australia, customers would be liable to all costs and penalties.