All vehicles entering New Zealand must be checked, certified, registered and licensed before they can be used on the road. This process is called entry certification.
The NZ Transport Agency’s approach to assessing any potential conflicts of interest with regard to this process is set out in an operational policy. At the time the policy was created, some integration of the used vehicle supply chain was anticipated and taken into account, but not to the extent that has subsequently occurred.
The proposed policy changes include:
This is an important part of ensuring New Zealand has a safe land transport system that the public can have confidence in.
Under the consultation we propose that the changes will come into effect after submissions have been reviewed, subject to us considering any submissions about the date on which the policy should be implemented. This timeframe has been extended from our original proposal because we decided to allow more time for people to provide feedback on the proposal (as noted below).
The Transport Agency welcomes your comments on the proposed policy changes.
When you provide your feedback, it would be helpful if you would consider and comment on the following questions:
Please provide examples to illustrate your points wherever possible.
Submissions can be made in writing in email or letter form. There is no set submission form.
All submissions should be sent to:
General Manager Customer Design and Delivery
NZ Transport Agency
Private Bag 6995
Or email Charles Ronaldson at email@example.com
The original deadline for feedback was 5pm, Friday 30 November 2018.
In response to strong industry interest and a request to extend the deadline, the Agency has decided to extend the consultation period to 22 March 2019. Several potential submitters have also sought further information from the Agency about the proposed changes. This extension will ensure that submitters have the opportunity to make their submissions.
All submissions must be received by no later than 5pm, Friday 22 March 2019.