NEW ZEALAND: Used car importers stock up to beat safety ban
Imports of used cars into New Zealand increased 43 percent year on year to over 12,000 in January as dealers stocked up to beat a looming ban on pre-1994 models. New Zealand, which has traditionally had a relaxed and flexible approach to safety regulations, is finally to require an approved frontal impact protection system on all used cars imported from 1 April. Cars made in Japan before 1994 do not have the combination of safety features required.
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