Australian car import reforms 2018

1/5/2018



The Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 is being updated for the first time since 2000.
A lot has changed since then and these changes will bring the Act up to date and address the fact that cars today are different compared to 20 years ago.

In February 2016, following a review into the existing Motor Vehicle Standards Act, the Australian government announced what it had planned. Following extensive industry consultation that resulted in a few adjustments to those original plans, the Road Vehicle Standards Bill was to be introduced into parliament before the end of 2017.

As a result, the following changes are expected to take effect by 2019:

·         You’ll have more access to different specialist, classic, luxury and enthusiast cars.

·         The process of importing a car through the Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme will be quicker and easier, while the quality of these vehicles is improved.

·         A simplified process for importing special vehicles that fail to meet typical standards.

·         Improved supply of new mainstream cars.

·         Clarified supplier responsibilities in the event of a vehicle recall.

·         Vehicle recall provisions will apply to all road vehicles sold in Australia, whether private or commercial.

·         New vehicles will require a secure vehicle identification marking to deter theft and re-birthing.

·         Reduced regulatory burdens for registered automotive workshops (RAWs).

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