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Import a Car from New Zealand to the USA

The process to import a car from New Zealand is simple with an accredited international shipper like Schumacher Cargo Logistics.

Schumacher Cargo Logistics has over 40 years of experience in shipping cars to the US from New Zealand. As an auto importer, we ship cars from anywhere in New Zealand all across America. To start your import from New Zealand, read our import guide below and fill out an Online Quote for your vehicle today!

For shipments going the other way, read our our page on Shipping A Car to New Zealand

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How to Import a Car from New Zealand

Over the years, New Zealand has accumulated massive collections of classic cars from all over the world. By removing most tariffs for cars entering the country, they became a large foreign importer of vehicles. Now, many people want these classics for their collection and New Zealand is the place to get them.

New Zealand Auto Import Guide

  1. Check Vehicle Eligibility
  2. Get an Online Quote
  3. Export the Car from NZ
  4. Import the Car into the US

Vehicle Eligibility

The most important place to start is making sure the vehicle is eligible for import into the US. If the car is a returning US vehicle, the car should be eligible. Otherwise, there are a few exemptions for a vehicle to enter. One such exemption being over 25 years old. Once they are old enough, they become classics and bypass the EPA and DOT requirements for entry. The other exemption is that the import will be temporary and that the car must return to New Zealand after one year.

Get The Price To Import Your Car From New Zealand

After you know the vehicle is eligible to enter, fill out our Online Quote Form. One of our representatives will begin working on a custom quote specific to your shipment. Each car import from New Zealand is different and has many factors that affect price. For instance the price to import a car from Auckland will be different than the price from Wellington. Similarly, choosing the port of LA or NY will also impact the cost. This means in order to find out how much it costs to import a car from New Zealand, we have to include the rate for all steps of the shipment.

Ship A Car From New Zealand To The USA

Once you agree on the quote, we will begin shipping your car from New Zealand to the US. Our network allows us to move your car from anywhere in New Zealand to the closest port. This means that no matter where your car is we can ship it back to the US. As you car arrives at the port, it will be prepared to ship and clear customs in NZ. We will ship your car as soon as it is ready and send you the Bill of Lading plus an estimate ETA as it leaves.

Import A Car Into The USA From New Zealand

When your car enters the US, we send another notification and begin the customs clearance process. We will then unload your vehicle at one of our five warehouses. Your vehicle delivery will be scheduled, or alternatively you can pick up the car right from the warehouse. The only thing left to complete your car import from New Zealand is to enjoy the vehicle on the roads of the USA.

Schumacher Cargo Logistics US Warehouses

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Houston, TX
  • Elizabeth NJ
  • Savannah, GA
  • Miami, FL

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To get a quote to import your car from New Zealand, fill out our Online Quote Form or call an import representative at 562-408-6677 or 800-599-0190

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Schumacher Cargo Logistics utilizes insured, secured and bonded facilities. We provide warehousing, packing, crating, trucking and loading services out of our own warehouses here in the USA - Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, and New Jersey. All other worldwide destinations are covered by our affiliated organization member companies.