For those of you getting ready for the upcoming BSMB season, please take note that New Zealand does not carry the exemption applying to New, Unused and Not Field-Tested imports (also known as the NUFT clause). They have their own rules for exemptions and are described below for your convenience.
Vehicles will only be considered new if they are:
- Strictly stored indoors during the time between manufacturing and exportation.
- Exported in fully sealed containers such as FAC or FAK and primed for direct sale.
Standard machinery will only be considered new if they are:
- Non-driveable, which means no tracks, skits, skis, wheels to allow outdoor use.
- Strictly stored indoors after manufacture and exported in fully sealed containers.
- Like cars, they should also be ready for direct sale upon arrival.
Shipments of individual machine parts (including tyres) are also subject to two of the same requirements:
- Stored indoors between manufacturing and exportation.
- Exported in fully sealed containers (and again, these can be FAC or FAK).
As an additional note, the country list featured in the last season update is also slightly different in that New Zealand ports will still require full BSMB me measures applied.
Besides that, there will be no need for BSMB treatment or any other sort of intervention from the MPI if your cargo meets the above requirements. You need only stick to the usual practice of just making sure your cargo is free from biosecurity contaminants and other registered pests.