The FCAI welcomes the opportunity to make this supplementary submission to the review of the Motor Vehicles Standards Act 1989.
This submission follows earlier submissions and comments provided by the FCAI to the Infrastructure Department throughout the MVSA review.
As the FCAI has made clear, the Australian automotive industry does not support the proposal to further relax concessions on the importation of new or used motor vehicles due to the significant adverse consumer impact.
All of these adverse consumer impacts result in a negative impact on the relevant FCAI member brand.
This supplementary submission focuses on the logistical, operational, and technological matters involved in importing a vehicle into Australia and then registering for road use.