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					Issue 2                                                            March 2003

From the editor                               Sample Vehicle            for     RAW
                                              Approval
The past few weeks have seen the release
of the third version of the RAWS website.     A RAW applicant planning to use a
The public can now search for details of      vehicle not imported as a RAWS first
approved RAWS and vehicles that have          vehicle for RAW approval must be a
been plated by RAWS.                RAWS      RAW by 7 May 2003 to be able to
participants can now see the status of        lodge an application to place a used
each of their applications to VSS, and can
                                              import plate. If there is doubt about the
read discussion items raised by VSS
officers.
                                              timing, the vehicle should be plated by
                                              a CPA holder for that vehicle and you
This edition sees us only two months out      should use your first vehicle imported
from the end of the low volume scheme.        under RAWS as your sample vehicle.
Participants intending to use a CPA
vehicle as a RAWS first vehicle, and who      Issue of VINs
haven't yet had a stage 2 ISO 9001 audit
should seriously think about getting the      All vehicles other than motor cycles
vehicle plated through the CPA. At the
                                              processed through the RAWS will be
end of this bulletin is a table showing the
various alternatives for the plating of
                                              issued with a Vehicle Import Approval
vehicles.                                     (VIA) showing an ISO VIN issued or
                                              authorised by VSS. If the vehicle is
Stephen Spencer                               already identified by an ISO VIN the
                                              VIA will use that number.
Plating   of   Vehicles               not
                                              Other vehicles that do not have an ISO
imported under RAWS                           VIN will be issued with a VIN
                                              containing the VSS WMI "6U9". The
Any vehicle imported under the                States and Territories no longer issue
previous CPA scheme, must be plated           VINs for used imported vehicles
by end of 7 May 2003 in accordance            therefore you should not attempt to
with the conditions on the Import             obtain a VIN for any used imported
Approval.                                     vehicle.
In order to meet this requirement the         The VINs of all vehicles covered by a
approval holder must submit an 0-4-5          VIA are transmitted to NEVDIS on a
inspection certificate and plate the          regular basis. It is not necessary
vehicle before the end of 7 May 2003.         therefore for the RAW to notify
                                              NEVDIS.
Alternatively, the importer may arrange
for a RAW to make an application
during the transition period (ie before
the end of 7 May 2003) for approval to
place a used import plate on the
vehicle. Please note, an application
is not complete until the appropriate
payment is made.

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Plating Vehicles over 15 years               function in the applicant’s organisation
Old                                          and who is not a person mentioned in
                                             21B(1)(b) of the Act, must be a fit and
                                             proper person.
Vehicles which were imported under
the low volume CPA scheme and are
                                             The     Administrator     of     Vehicle
now over 15 years old, must be plated
                                             Standards, as the delegate of the
by 7 May 2003.        These vehicles
                                             Minister, has made a decision that
cannot be plated by a RAW.
                                             requires each director, officer, Vehicle
                                             Inspection Certificate signatory or a
Evidence                                     shareholder who owns 20% or more of
                                             the shares of the applicant corporation,
Evidence for RAWS must be in line            to obtain a Criminal History Check.
with the Approval to Place Used Import       Each name check must be retained
Plates Determination 2002 (No 2).            and made available to VSS inspectors
This Determination is available from         at the time of inspection of the first
the RAWS Website under Legislation.          sample vehicle and before the issue of
                                             a RAW approval.
Change to Stage 1 and 2 audits
                                             The application form and information
When submitting a RAWS workshop              about obtaining a Criminal History
application, participants should fax a       Check is available on the Internet at
copy of the stage 1 audit report to Pete     http://www.afp.gov.au/page.asp?ref=/E
Smith on 02 6274 6013.                       mployment/.     Alternatively you may
                                             contact the Criminal History Branch on
Following a satisfactory stage 2 audit       telephone 02 6256 7777, or email
the RAW applicant must advise the            vetting @afp.gov.au. A charge of $36
Department. A fax of the stage 2 Audit       applies for each name check
report or letter confirming that the         application, which takes 10 working
stage 2 Audit has been completed             days to process.
should be faxed to Peter Smith on 02
6274 6013. The Department requires           Draft RAWS Recall Code of
both confirmation that a stage 2 Audit       Practice
has been submitted and an acceptable
Vehicle Inspection Certificate before it     You are invited to comment on the
will schedule a first vehicle inspection.    draft Recall Code. These should be
                                             provided to Stephen Roberts on fax
The RAWS Guide will be amended               02 6274 7714,           or         email
accordingly.                                 stephen.roberts@dotars.gov.au        by
                                             11 April 2003. A link to the draft Code
Requirement for a Criminal                   is available under Hot News.
History Check
As part of the grant of a RAW
approval, and in accordance with the
requirements of section 21B of the
Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989, the
Minister may consider certain criteria
set out in section 1(1)(a), (b) and (c) of
the    Fit    and    Proper      Persons
Determination.     In addition, section
42(k) of the Regulations also requires
a person who has a key personnel
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                                 LOW VOLUME CPA HOLDER                                RAW APPLICANT                                   RAW
                            BEFORE 7 MAY 2003       AFTER 7 MAY 2003    BEFORE 7 MAY 2003      AFTER 7 MAY 2003    BEFORE 7 MAY 2003        AFTER 7 MAY 2003
UNDER LOW                    IMPORTING              IMPORTING            IMPORTING             IMPORTING            IMPORTING                IMPORTING
VOLUME CPA              Can import                Cannot import         Cannot import         Cannot import        Cannot import            Cannot import
ARRANGEMENTS
                             sufficient time
SEVS eligible vehicle        must be allowed
(Letter of                   for processing of
Agreement)                   an acceptable
                             import application
                             estimated import
                             application must
                             be lodged before
                             12 April 2003

                               PLATING                PLATING              PLATING               PLATING              PLATING                 PLATING
                        Must be plated under      Cannot be plated     Cannot plate          Cannot plate         Can plate after       RAW can plate the
                        low volume CPA            under low volume                                                adding make/model     vehicle after adding
                        arrangements before       approval                                                        to Schedule of        make/model to
                        end 7 May 2003            arrangements.                                                   Approved Vehicles     Schedule of
                                                                                                                                        Approved Vehicles
                             up to permitted
                             number of                                                                                                       only where an
                             vehicles for the                                                                                                acceptable
                             approval holder                                                                                                 application to fit a
                                                                                                                                             Used Import Plate
                             sufficient time
                                                                                                                                             has been lodged
                             must be allowed
                                                                                                                                             by the RAW
                             for processing of
                                                                                                                                             before end 7 May
                             an acceptable
                                                                                                                                             2003
                             0-4-5 certificate
                             and issuing of a                                                                                                up to permitted
                             plate by the                                                                                                    100 vehicles per
                             contractor                                                                                                      consecutive year
                                                                                                                                             per category

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                                 LOW VOLUME CPA HOLDER                               RAW APPLICANT                                   RAW
                            BEFORE 7 MAY 2003      AFTER 7 MAY 2003    BEFORE 7 MAY 2003      AFTER 7 MAY 2003    BEFORE 7 MAY 2003        AFTER 7 MAY 2003


UNDER LOW                    IMPORTING             IMPORTING            IMPORTING              IMPORTING           IMPORTING               IMPORTING
VOLUME CPA              Vehicle already          Cannot import        Cannot import         Cannot import        Cannot import         Cannot import
ARRANGEMENTS            imported
SEVS eligible ‘Test
and Evaluation’
vehicle
    now being used
    as sample vehicle
    by a RAW
    Applicant



                               PLATING               PLATING              PLATING                  PLATING           PLATING                 PLATING
                        Only a CPA holder        Cannot plate         Cannot plate          Cannot plate         Can plate after       RAW can plate the
                        for the make/.model                                                                      adding make/model     vehicle after adding
                        can plate before end                                                                     to Schedule of        make/model to
                        7 May 2003                                                                               Approved Vehicles     Schedule of
                                                                                                                                       Approved Vehicles
                             up to permitted
                             number of                                                                                                     only where an
                             vehicles for the                                                                                              acceptable
                             approval holder                                                                                               application to fit a
                                                                                                                                           Used Import Plate
                             sufficient time
                                                                                                                                           has been lodged
                             must be allowed
                                                                                                                                           by the RAW
                             for processing of
                                                                                                                                           before end 7 May
                             an acceptable
                                                                                                                                           2003
                             0-4-5 certificate
                             and issuing of a                                                                                              up to permitted
                             plate by the                                                                                                  100 vehicles per
                             contractor                                                                                                    consecutive year
                                                                                                                                           per category
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UNDER RAW                   IMPORTING       IMPORTING         IMPORTING              IMPORTING                IMPORTING             IMPORTING
SCHEME                    Cannot import   Cannot import   Can be imported        Can be imported          Can be imported       Can be imported
Sample Vehicle                                               one vehicle only        one vehicle only       any number of        any number of
    first of a vehicle                                                                                       additional SEVS       additional SEVS
                                                              application to        application to
    make/model,                                                                                               makes/models          makes/models
                                                              import must be         import must be
    imported under                                            made within 3          made within 3
    the RAW                                                   months of notice       months of notice
    Scheme, to                                                of acceptance as       of acceptance as
    establish vehicle                                         a RAW Applicant        a RAW Applicant
    compliance

                              PLATING         PLATING          PLATING                 PLATING                 PLATING               PLATING
                          Cannot plate    Cannot plate    Cannot plate a used    Cannot plate a used      Can plate after       Can plate after
                                                          imported vehicle       imported vehicle         adding make/model     adding make/model
                                                          under RAW Scheme       under RAW Scheme         to Schedule of        to Schedule of
                                                          (must be a RAW)        (must be a RAW)          Approved Vehicles     Approved Vehicles


UNDER RAW                   IMPORTING       IMPORTING         IMPORTING              IMPORTING                IMPORTING             IMPORTING
SCHEME                    Cannot import   Cannot import   Cannot import          Cannot import            Can import            Can import
Vehicles on RAWS                                                                                              up to 130 per    up to 130 per
Schedule of                                                                                                   consecutive 12    consecutive 12
Approved Vehicles                                                                                             months            months
   SEVS eligible


                              PLATING         PLATING          PLATING                 PLATING                 PLATING               PLATING
                          Cannot plate    Cannot plate    Cannot plate           Cannot plate             Can plate             Can plate
                                                                                                              up to 100 per    up to 100 per
                                                                                                              category per      category per
                                                                                                              consecutive 12    consecutive 12
                                                                                                              months            months



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