Transportation

LTA engages Japanese firm to inspect vehicles

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be working with the Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Company Limited (JEVIC) to conduct pre-shipment structural and mechanical inspection of used vehicles.  LTA Chief Executive Officer Naisa Tuinaceva said this was to ensure that only quality vehicles are brought into Fiji. TUINACEVA: “The Land Transport Authority has engaged the Japan Export […]

Salote Qalubau

July 14, 2016 9:54 am

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be working with the Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Company Limited (JEVIC) to conduct pre-shipment structural and mechanical inspection of used vehicles. 

Land Transport Authority CEO, Naisa Tuinaceva.(Newswire)
Land Transport Authority CEO, Naisa Tuinaceva.(Newswire)

LTA Chief Executive Officer Naisa Tuinaceva said this was to ensure that only quality vehicles are brought into Fiji.

TUINACEVA: “The Land Transport Authority has engaged the Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Company Limited (JEVIC) to conduct pre-shipment structural and mechanical inspection of used vehicles.Numerous cases of deception in the used vehicle industry have been encountered whereby some Authorized Motor Vehicle Dealers (AMVDs) are giving false information when they sell used vehicles to their customers and the customer ends up with a defective vehicle.”

Mr Tuinaceva said there were many cases of odometer (an instrument for measuring the distance travelled by a vehicle) tampering and half-cut vehicles being sold however the JEVIC evaluation of such vehicles would ensure dishonest dealers will not be able to deceive their customers.

TUINACEVA: “JEVIC will only issue an appraisal to those vehicles that meet the standards.This inspection is to ensure that low quality used vehicles do not enter the Fiji vehicle fleet, and discourage fraudulent practice.”

The benefits of the JEVIC inspection will include safer roads with structurally compliant vehicles being operated.

TUINACEVA: “JEVIC inspected vehicles have an inspection sticker placed on the vehicle windscreen. Verification can also be done with LTA or FRCA(Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority) . Customers can pay for a pre-shipment vehicle search to be done by LTA which would give them all the details of the vehicle prior to coming into the country and JEVIC inspection outcome.”

“The inspection fee per vehicle is FJ$169 VEP (Vehicle Entry Permit) or its equivalent in Japanese Yen payable to JEVIC in Japan.”

Mr  Tuinaceva added that members of the public could contact the JEVIC head office for vehicle pre-shipment bookings at +81-(0)45-521-8527 or [email protected]. However, the service will be available for vehicles coming in the country after the 16th of August.

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