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.


14 May 2020 – Consultation on proposed amendments to the IHS

MPI consulted on proposed amendments to the Import Health Standard (IHS) for Vehicles, Machinery, and Parts. The consultation closed on 17 July 2020.

What this import process is for

This import process is for the following goods arriving in New Zealand as cargo (sea freight or air freight):

  • vehicles (including land vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft)
  • all forms of machinery
  • parts from or for vehicles and machinery
  • tyres
  • wire cables and ropes if used with land vehicles or machinery.

Importing related products

If you are importing vehicles, machinery, or parts in sea containers, read our information on importing sea containers

Who to contact

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

If you have a question about brown marmorated stink bug requirements for vehicles, machinery, and parts, email

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