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On the 22nd of July 2019, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released new versions of the Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and Parts for the importation of these goods to New Zealand from the USA during the risk season (September 2019 to April 2020) for BMSB (Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs) 

USA to N.Z this affects what MPI consider high-risk commodities only, travelling sea-freight e.g. vehicle & machinery spares.  

For definitive classification of what 'is good to go' and what isn't email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

We will work with our agents DGX on a case-by-case basis and employ fumigation requirements where necessary after consulting with the importer. 

Fumigation requirements will begin with any vessel leaving on or after September 1, 2019.

The charges for fumigation of LCL shipments are USD $45.00 w/m with a Minimum of $200.00.

The fumigation process - if required - may also delay departure. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us or call us at 03-3587580 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: Stink Bug Regulations differ country-to-country according to the perceived risk. This notice pertains solely to USA.


There was a day when shipping-lines signed FCL contracts on a quarterly basis.

Now, no longer.

The best you’ll get today is 60 days.

That’s why generally our FCL quotations are valid for thirty days from the date of issue.

As outlined on our Terms of Trade.

Import Sea-Freight (except USA, U.K and Australia) & local club rugby reporter: Jackie

Import Sea-Freight U.K: Nicky, happy swapping recipes with you as well 

Import Sea-Freight USA & Australia: Andrew, who is only too pleased to also be reminded just how bad Everton F.C are   

Air-Freight Imports: Andrew

Export Air & Sea: Nicky

Courier Imports & Exports: Jackie

Customs Clearance LCL Sea-Freight: Aimee

Customs Clearance FCL Sea-Freight as well as Air-Freight: Rhonda our resident Vintage Car expert 

Quotes, chats about mad-cap endurance events: Paul & Darron

Invoicing/Administration/Sporting Debates: Jamie

Date: Wednesday 07th August 2019.  

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