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  • piss98
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    Sent to Belgian, snails recovered and sent across the border to France, certificate to say "clean", send boat back. If they find enough snails they can offset the extra boat trip a little.

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  • 9triton
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    Turn back the boats.

    sounds like a big fuck you to importers Why couldn't they send in nuclear grade agent orange canisters and kill anything in the whole boat.
    What would merc do once it gets back to Belgium. .?.. Send in agent orange and resend boat back to australia. With a certificate.
    Last edited by 9triton; 24-10-19, 12:06 PM.

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  • rowdytoot
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    Originally posted by mizone View Post

    Did it just happen to be Mercedes because they are currently opposing the LCT? Asking for a Bavarian car importing company friend.
    LOL... Boat loads of other cars from non-Euro manufacturers have also been sent back for biosecurity reasons, it's not a particularly uncommon thing.

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  • mizone
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    Originally posted by 9triton View Post
    IMPORTING CARS CONTAINING SNAILS

    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...opod-mollusks/
    As reported by Australia’s Car Advice, five shipments totalling 900 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been ordered to turn around and go home after Aussie authorities discovered a type of snail unknown to the land Down Under. The island nation doesn’t take too kindly to new species that could disrupt the country’s fragile ecosystem, forcing dealers to tell buyers their new car will have to wait.

    Apparently, the snail infestation — the publication notes that the suspect in question is the Heath snail, native to southwest Europe and parts of North America — was caught by Australia’s Department of Agriculture, which placed $50 million worth of vehicles in quarantine as it worked on a solution. That solution, it turns out, was to send boatloads of sedans, SUVs, and vans back to a port in Belgium
    Did it just happen to be Mercedes because they are currently opposing the LCT? Asking for a Bavarian car importing company friend.

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  • 9triton
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    IMPORTING CARS CONTAINING SNAILS

    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...opod-mollusks/

    As reported by Australia’s Car Advice, five shipments totalling 900 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been ordered to turn around and go home after Aussie authorities discovered a type of snail unknown to the land Down Under. The island nation doesn’t take too kindly to new species that could disrupt the country’s fragile ecosystem, forcing dealers to tell buyers their new car will have to wait.

    Apparently, the snail infestation — the publication notes that the suspect in question is the Heath snail, native to southwest Europe and parts of North America — was caught by Australia’s Department of Agriculture, which placed $50 million worth of vehicles in quarantine as it worked on a solution. That solution, it turns out, was to send boatloads of sedans, SUVs, and vans back to a port in Belgium

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  • mizone
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    Tipper, your best bet is a to call a importer and ask them whats required as of today. They will be bringing cars in and will know the senarios.

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  • tipper
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    Has anyone any recent experience on this more recently? I am considering looking for and bringing in a 60's classic next year and am keen to understand the risk. I have contacted an importer and they haven't given any certainty to the issues with asbestos, other than they clean the car and will dismantle to remove asbestos if requried. I need to tease this out further to understand if this relates to the entire engine or just manifolds, etc.

    All help appreciated.

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  • perthdrivers.txt
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    Wow thats fucked

    So how has the entire grey-market import sector not disappeared overnight? The only possible guarantee you could have of no asbestos is (in a JDM vehicle at least) if the vehicle is post-2004?

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  • Old Major
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    Managing the risk of asbestos when importing a motor vehicle

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  • I'm DJ!
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    Originally posted by Old Major View Post
    Who was it that you spoke to?
    Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Ditto - a mate has identified some stuff he wants to bring in.
    This guy. He was super commercial and creative in answering the weird questions I had.
    Attached Files

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  • Gammaboy
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    Originally posted by Old Major View Post
    Who was it that you spoke to?
    Ditto - a mate has identified some stuff he wants to bring in.

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  • piss98
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    Originally posted by I'm DJ! View Post
    I spoke to an importer at McLean's bridge classic car meet on the weekend. He said he can "de-asbestotise " cars easily from

    NZ
    South Africa
    England
    USA

    Is actually a reasonable business idea for a mechanic, head over to Japan, set up shop, pull apart, put back together, profit.
    Without a NATA recognised certificate though all the mechanic pulling apart and putting back together with non killy substances isn't worth shit as they will still want proof and once it lands here the only way to prove it is pull it apart and test it. Agree there is opportunity there (hence a number of yank importers I know of can do it already) but for the unsuspecting there is also the chance you pay a man overseas and then get shafted by customs anyway if you haven't got all the right bits of paper.

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  • Old Major
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    Originally posted by I'm DJ! View Post
    I spoke to an importer at McLean's bridge classic car meet on the weekend. He said he can "de-asbestotise " cars easily from

    NZ
    South Africa
    England
    USA

    Is actually a reasonable business idea for a mechanic, head over to Japan, set up shop, pull apart, put back together, profit.
    Who was it that you spoke to?

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  • I'm DJ!
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    I spoke to an importer at McLean's bridge classic car meet on the weekend. He said he can "de-asbestotise " cars easily from

    NZ
    South Africa
    England
    USA

    Is actually a reasonable business idea for a mechanic, head over to Japan, set up shop, pull apart, put back together, profit.

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  • Sturmovik
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    Originally posted by mizone View Post
    I was going to write that Japan banned asbestos in the 1980's, they didn't. They only started banning it in 1995!

    http://www.ibasecretariat.org/chron_ban_list.php
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664762/
    https://www.jisha.or.jp/english/pdf/...n_Japan-01.pdf
    Japs were still using it in brakes and clutches up until 2004.

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