400 Japanese cars to Mauritius blocked
12 Avril 2011
Four hundred vehicles have been stacked in a port in Japan. These cars cannot be shipped to Mauritius. Imported new and reconditioned cars, spare parts are accompanied by a letter of guarantee issued by the manufacturer and sent to the authorized dealer in Mauritius.
Currently we have about 400 vehicles stuck. "No provider in Japan can give a certificate of compliance stating that vehicles imported from Japan that Mauritius was not affected by radioactivity," he told the Morning Zaid Ameer, Chairman of the Dealers of Imported Vehicles Association (DIVA).
"The first decision that the state had taken was the embargo on imports of cars but after the DIVA told him that cars are not affected, it was revived import cars from Japan but with precautions. When cars are coming to the country's Radiation Protection Authority will check them. "
Several engineers are in Japan to buy parts for cars or vehicles damaged after the tsunami, said Zaid Ameer. The car parts that have been affected by radioactivity should not land on the Mauritian market because it will be harmful to health.
"Many people are there to acquirers cars are sold at Rs 5000. We may soon see the cars in the country declared "total loss" in Japan. We are currently making these cars in the country, "said Zaid Ameer. "We cannot accept a product that will put our lives at risk." A meeting will be held this week to discuss the problem of importing vehicles from Japan.