Compliance is the process every import vehicle must undergo to ensure it meets Australian Design Rules. It may only be performed by Registered Automotive Workshops. Carizma owns its own RAWS Workshop located next to to our showroom. Raw Performance Imports
Compliance begins right after purchase of the vehicle in Japan when the car is de-registered (in Japan) and the compliance workshop applies for an import approval from DOTARS (in Australia).
The import approval allows the car to be unloaded off the ship upon reaching Australia. Once the ship arrives in Australia, the car clears customs, is cleaned, and is transported to the compliance workshop.
The exact process of compliance varies depending on vehicle make and model, but usually entails writing a comprehensive report to the Department of Transport and regional services, installing child restraints, changing/adjusting headlights, changing wheels/tyres, and more.
Raw Imports is an excellent RAWS compliance workshop and is the largest in Victoria, with a total of 30 vehicles on their schedule. They are able to comply most major imports from Japan and assist customers both big and small in compliance for a range of vehicles. For a full list of the makes and models they comply, please click here