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    importing cars containing asbestos

    following is a bit of a rant, but also looking for any advise.

    have been advised that any imports into Australia have to declare that they are free from asbestos. The rules have been in place for a couple of years, and were written with the intend of stopping dodgy building materials. now customs and quarantine inspectors have been instructed to enforce them on everything coming in (apparently after lobbying from the CMFEU because of lost building contracts).
    So now any cars or bikes being brought into Australia need a certificate to show that they are free from asbestos. to add to the fun, the Australia standard demands absolutely zero asbestos content, but the rest of the worlds zero standard allows for up to 3%.
    they are talking asbestos content in brake pads, clutches, exhaust gaskets etc etc
    so having a car on the way, I risk loosing it or huge added costs
    questions:
    how would you get a certificate to Australian standards from someone in another country (USA)?
    is there any other way of testing for asbestos besides laboratory tests?
    would there be any qualified mechanics who are also an approved asbestos contractor?
    anyone else had any experience with this yet?
    or better yet- anyone in customs that can offer advise

    #2
    Talk to Kristian @ Iron Chef Imports, he will know this shit.
    Jaguar XJR, Freelander 2 HSE, Jaguar XKR, MINI Cooper S
    Originally posted by nutttr
    People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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      #3
      What car?
      Originally posted by brasher
      TJ is 99% African American.

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        #4
        This may sound a bit narrow minded/ conspiracy theorists, but it just sounds like another set of bullshit hoops the government is making us jump through to import cars, so we have to buy holden and fords imported shitty cars.

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          #5
          Originally posted by TJ View Post
          What car?
          it is just an old corvette, and was not even going to be a long term keeper.
          have brought in maybe a dozen cars over the last few years, so not totally inexperienced

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            #6

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              #7
              It's the new union angle to stop work on sites because 'all that grey market glue and silicon you use on site contains asbestos'. Another load of bullshit.

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                #8
                Licensed Customs Broker here.....

                Customs (ABF) have been formulating this for a while.
                The shit really hit the fan last year with the Perth Childrens hospital.
                A contractor supplying interior panels sourced the product from China and specified Zero asbestos to be used.
                The factory in China was producing zero level asbestos panels but ran out of capacity and outsourced to another factory that used asbestos. Importer obviously didn't know this.
                Poor tradies in Perth were cutting that shit up every day. So it was all over them and they were then going home to their families, potentially exposing them as well.

                ABF require you as the importer to due your due diligence to ensure that you are not importing any asbestos.
                As a customs broker, prior to lodging an import declaration, I require an importer to fill in a declaration that imported goods do not contain asbestos as below:

                In accordance with Department of Immigration & Border Protection Notice 2016/30 we hereby declare our products shipped from…………………………………………………………………… under Invoice(s) #................................................. :-

                • DO NOT CONTAIN ASBESTOS; and/or

                • DO NOT CONTAIN CHRYSOTILE AS DESCRIBED IN REGULATION 4C OF
                THE CUSTOMS (PROHIBITED IMPORTS) REGULATIONS 1956 RELATING TO ASBESTOS; and/or

                • DO NOT CONTAIN ASBESTOS / OR A POWDER SUBSTANCE THAT CONTAINS ASBESTOS, AS DESCRIBED IN REGULATION 4C OF THE CUSTOMS (PROHIBITED IMPORTS) REGULATIONS 1956 RELATING TO ASBESTOS?

                We can also produce written confirmation from our suppliers, confirming that their products do not contain asbestos of any kind.

                We also acknowledge Australian Border Force may request written Certification to verify No Asbestos from either:
                • Certification of samples tested inside Australia a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory.
                • Certification of samples tested outside Australia must be from a testing laboratory that is accredited by a NATA recognised equivalent authority.




                Authorised Officer Signature: ______________________________________


                Authorised Officer Name: ______________________________________

                Date: ______________________________________




                Generally once I lodge your import declaration and answer that no asbestos is present, then the cargo is cleared. How an importer answers this question is up to them.

                Have a good read of these:
                http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Impo/Proh/Asbestos
                http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/cargo-...icted/asbestos

                Especially the bit about forfeiture & penalties.

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                  #9
                  ^ So does this include older yank cars? The body seam sealer in them contain asbestos.

                  Edit my 70 Mustang has it as does a few 1st shape Camaros and Chevelles I've been involved in work on.

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                    #10
                    If it had asbestos in it then it is now a prohibited import.

                    However it seems to be knee jerk policy making.
                    Newspaper reports asbestos in childrens hospital. Health minister says shit, I better be seen to be doing something. Tells ABF to implement policy. ABF decides that they'll put the onus on the importer and broker. Problem solved as far as govco is concerned.

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                      #11
                      Great Wall got caught up in it a few years back.

                      Least of their worries.
                      Originally posted by brewdles
                      In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Cheech View Post
                        If it had asbestos in it then it is now a prohibited import.

                        However it seems to be knee jerk policy making.
                        Newspaper reports asbestos in childrens hospital. Health minister says shit, I better be seen to be doing something. Tells ABF to implement policy. ABF decides that they'll put the onus on the importer and broker. Problem solved as far as govco is concerned.
                        Wow, that will throw the spanner in the works importing old shit in from the US.

                        The children's hospital we all know about, two words, John Holland.

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                          #13
                          Got chatting to a guy the other day I know who was explaining this to me, as he is currently getting worked over by it..

                          In his case he's imported a motor that has a head gasket with asbestos, they're making him have the motor disassembled and then cleaned/washed down to make sure its been all removed.

                          His is apparently the first one/trial run of the new rules, when it comes to motors.

                          I can see this getting costly for things like importing a donk by the time its been 'cleaned' then inspected, AFAIK Great wall still has issues as their cars are still turning up with asbestos gaskets..
                          Never Back off.... Ever

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                            #14
                            So how does it work say you bring an item in and you say it has no asbestos, what triggers an inspection and subsequent testing?
                            3D scanning
                            3D modelling
                            Structural certification
                            3 and 5 axis milling

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                              #15
                              Don't they need a sample, to test?
                              Originally posted by brewdles
                              In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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