This seems to be dragging on doesn’t it ?
Here’s the latest on the new import regulations which are set to apply from 10 December 2019.
10 days ago we requested an update from the Govt. – today we received the reply which you can read in full below.
But first, bear in mind that the Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018 that was passed into law last year deals only with top level matters such as regulatory powers and penalties.
The day to day operation of the new vehicle import scheme will be controlled by attached Regulations which are yet to be finalised and made public.
Until then all we have is a draft issued at the end of 2017.
Quick summary of the update we received today:
There is no set timeframe to complete the final Regulations but “hopefully” by the end of March 2019; and
By “mid-2019” they will announce the costs associated with running the new import scheme (including charges for Import Approval applications, applications for SEVS model evaluation and compliance packages, vehicle inspection fees and other critical costs)