Vehicles arriving in Papua New Guinea after February 28, 2019 will require pre-export inspection.
It seems that JEVIC will conduct the inspection and the fee starts from January 28 with 10,100 + consumption tax.
Cars exported from Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom appear to be subject to vehicle conditions, including body structure, age, mileage, stolen vehicles, ozone depleting substances, quarantine, etc.
Old cars were exported to Papua New Guinea 10 or 15 years ago, but after the inspection started, cheap old cars could not be exported. The rules are as follows:
- Vehicles weighing less than 3,500 kg: 5 years or more from the year of registration
- Vehicles weighing less than 3,500 kg: 15 years or more from the year of registration
Roughly speaking, ordinary cars are less than 5 years, dumps and buses are less than 15 years.
It is likely to be a big burden for Papua New Guinea customers because it cannot be bought cheaply if it is a normal car within 5 years.
The following are the units exported from Japan to Papua New Guinea. Around 200 units are exported from Japan to Papua New Guinea every month.
Inspections will start and old cheap cars will no longer go to Papua New Guinea, so exports may be greatly reduced.
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