Heat Treatment Services

The Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand "MPI" recently released the new Import Health Standard (IHS) for vehicles, machinery and equipment.

Accordingly, from 1 September 2018, all used vehicles shipped to New Zealand are required to undergo Heat Treatment in addition to the existing biosecurity decontamination and inspection requirements.

Criteria for Heat Treatment

56°C for 30 minutes (all sizes and weights of vehicles and machinery)
60°C for 10 minutes for vehicles and machinery under 3,000kg; and
60°C for 20 minutes for vehicles and machinery exceeding 3,000kg.
Measurement at the coldest spots (Engine room and Trunk room)


For used vehicles that leave Japan on or after September 1 and arrive in New Zealand on or before April 30 of any year.


We will conduct heat treatment of vehicles with a height of less than 2 meters.

ATJ Heat Treatment is approved by the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (NZMPI), Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE)and Fiji.

We remain committed to working closely with all of our customers, and MPI, DAWE and BAF officials to ensure a smooth process for heat treatment.

We look forward to your cooperation as we deliver a successful service to you.