Posted by Raidermoto on June 27, 2018
Following on from our earlier warning as to the madness involving asbestos and importing vintage vehicles/bikes, the Australian Border Force (ABF) has released this video to justify their actions. For the record, we fully support the initiative in respect to building products, but to claim there's a risk posed from a gasket sandwiched between engine components is utterly ridiculous IMO. In any normal situation the cost of compliance would be weighed against the cost at large, but this is no normal sector of commerce. ABF answers to no one, and when they need more money we, the tax payer, simply signs another cheque, so as you'll hear in the vid they can justify the total bankruptcy of an importing operation against the potential risk that a gasket posses to the Australian public, if and/or when it was ever removed.
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