Vehicles, machinery and parts

Vehicles, machinery, and parts (including tyres) often carry soil, plant matter, and animals. MPI's role is to help importers meet biosecurity requirements to keep New Zealand free from contaminants, pests, and diseases which can threaten our environment.


22 July 2019

The Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and Parts (formerly named Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment) has been revised and is now implemented (as of the 22 July 2019).

Vehicles, Machinery and Parts - Import Health Standard [PDF, 783 KB]

Vehicles, Machinery and Parts - Guidance document [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Find out more

Information about what has changed and MPI’s response to feedback received on the IHS during the consultation is on the consultation page.

Vehicles, Machinery, and Parts IHS consultation

MPI has issued the following industry notice to advise of BMSB management changes for Vehicles, Machinery and Parts from BMSB risk countries and sea containers from Italy.

Notice to industry [PDF, 137 KB]

BMSB requirements

This import process is for:

  • new and used cars, and other vehicles
  • new and used tyres
  • rural and building machinery
  • parts
  • aircraft arriving as cargo
  • seacraft arriving as cargo.

Importing related products

Processes for importing products related to vehicles, machinery, and tyres are elsewhere on the website. Follow these steps if you're:

Who to contact

If you have a question about importing vehicles, machinery, or parts, email 

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