What Is Necessary to Import a Car to the US?
As a general rule, all motor vehicles less than 25 years old, must comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and be certified by the original manufacturer to that effect in order to be imported into the United States on a permanent basis. Federal law prohibits importation of a motor vehicle not certified as conforming to the standards, except under the conditions prescribed below. The regulations defining the requirements for importing a vehicle can be found at Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 591 (49 CFR 591), “Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to Federal Safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards.”
If a vehicle that is not certified to meet U.S. standards is less than 25 years old and entering on a permanent basis, it must be imported by a Registered Importer (RI) or the importer must have a contract with an RI. A vehicle imported in this manner must enter under a DOT bond in an amount equal to 150% of the dutiable value. The bond will be released after the RI brings the vehicle into conformance with all applicable FMVSS and bumper standards. Only an RI may import vehicles for resale. If you would like to bring vehicles into the U.S. for resale you must become an RI. The responsibilities of an RI are defined in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Part 592, “Registered Importers of Vehicles Not Originally Manufactured to Conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.”
Since the cost of modifications or the time involved to bring a vehicle into conformance may affect your decision, we recommend that these aspects be discussed with an RI before cars are bought and shipped to the U.S. You may wish to contact one or more to discuss the specifics of your situation.
Federal regulations concerning emission control devices are under the purview of the Environmental Protection Agency, Manufacturers Operations Division, EN-340, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460, (202) 233-9660. Information concerning duty or other Customs matters can be obtained from the Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs Service, Washington, DC 20229, (202) 927-0300, or the nearest U.S. Customs port.
Note: Department of Transportation contact is Mr. Luke Loy (202) 366-5308 at the Safety Compliance Office; 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590.
For information regarding registration or operation of a properly imported vehicle in a specific state, we advise you to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles or other appropriate agency in that state since the requirements vary by state.
[RB] I’ve researched this heavily. Take the cost of the car, convert to dollars, add $16k for redo of gauges, bells, safety, etc. and recertification. Put up large bond to cover car with customs and prepare to wait 6 months _after_ the car gets here. Also, unless you have cash/equity for the car, a bank isn’t going to loan you the money for this endeavor.
It may make sense to do this if you can get 3 or so people in on it- once the first one is certified and on the “list”, you can subtract about $8k from that figure per car.
Importing from Canada to the US
The law says that:
All tractors, trucks, and buses less than 25 years old with a GVWR of 10,000 lb or more and trailers must be imported by a Registered Importer (RI) or by someone who has a contract with an RI.
All passenger cars, motorcycles, multipurpose vehicles – MPV, or light trucks less than 25 years old imported for personal use (not resale) into the U.S. on a permanent basis from Canada should follow this procedure. This process may also be followed if a vehicle was originally imported from Canada on a temporary basis or if prior DOT or U.S. Customs clearance was not obtained.
Contact the manufacturer of the vehicle, and ask if the vehicle complies with all applicable U.S. Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). This letter must identify your vehicle by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). READ THE LETTER CAREFULLY. — NOTE: The NSX meets all FMVSS —
If the manufacturer letter states that the vehicle complies with U.S. FMVSS, except for minor labeling requirements, you have an acceptable letter. This letter along with your vehicle registration should be presented to U.S. Customs at the border. U.S. Customs will review the manufacturer letter to assure that the vehicle complies. (DOT approval of the manufacturer letter was discontinued as of April 8, 1997.)
If the manufacturer letter states that the vehicle meets all U.S. FMVSS, except for the speedometer, or headlights, you may have these components replaced at a dealer authorized by the factory to repair your vehicle. In addition to the documents cited in item 2, above, you must present the invoice for the speedometer or headlight replacement to obtain U.S. Customs approval.
If the manufacturer letter states that the vehicle meets all U.S. FMVSS except for FMVSS No. 208 (automatic or passive restraint requirements) you WILL NOT be able to bring your vehicle into the U.S. on a permanent basis unless it is modified by an RI. If an RI is willing to modify the vehicle, it may be expensive and may change your desire to import the vehicle. — NOTE: This does not apply to the NSX, which meets FVMSS No. 208 —
If the manufacturer will not issue a letter for your vehicle, the only method to import your vehicle on a permanent basis is to contract with an RI. — NOTE: This should not be an issue for the NSX —
EPA approval is also required. You may call the EPA information line at: (202) 564-9660. — NOTE: The NSX meets all EPA requirements —
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US Customs Information
[Copied from the Treasury Dept., US Customs Service web site]
United States Customs Service – Office of Field Operations
Trade Compliance – Import Operations – Commercial Enforcement
Warning! Imported motor vehicles are subject to safety standards under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, revised under the Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988; to bumper standards under the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act of 1972, which became effective in 1978; and to air pollution control standards under the Clean Air Act of 1968, as amended in 1977 and 1990. Most vehicles manufactured abroad that conform with U.S. safety, bumper, and emission standards are exported expressly for sale in the United States; therefore, it is unlikely that a vehicle obtained abroad meets all relevant standards. Be skeptical of claims by a foreign dealer or other seller that a vehicle meets these standards or can readily be brought into compliance. Nonconforming vehicles entering the United States must be brought into compliance, exported, or destroyed.
This page provides essential information for U.S. residents, military or civilian government employees, and foreign nationals who are importing a vehicle into the U.S. It includes U.S. Customs requirements and those of other agencies whose regulations we enforce. Since Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation requirements are subject to frequent changes, we recommend that you contact these agencies before buying a vehicle abroad. Their addresses can be found below.
Our leaflets Know Before You Go (Customs Hints for Returning U.S. Residents) and Customs Hints for Visitors (Nonresidents) contain general information for persons entering the U.S. You may obtain copies from your nearest Customs office or by writing to U.S. Customs, P.O. Box 7407, Washington, D.C. 20044; or from American embassies and consulates abroad.
The Environmental Protection Agency has a detailed automotive facts manual describing emission requirements for imported vehicles. You can get a copy of this manual, called the Automotive Imports Facts Manual, or other information about importing motor vehicles by calling EPA’s Imports Hotline (202) 233-9660. You can also communicate by fax at (202) 233-9596 or by writing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Manufacturers Operations Division 6405-J, Investigation/Imports Section, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460.
NOTE. lmportations from Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, or North Korea, or that involve the governments of those countries, are generally prohibited pursuant to regulations issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Prior to any attempt to make such an importation, information concerning the prohibitions and licensing policy should be obtained by contacting the Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2nd Floor ANX, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20220, tel. (202) 622-2500, or FAX (202) 622-1657.
PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS: The owner must make arrangements for shipping a vehicle. Have your shipper or carrier notify you of the vehicle’s arrival date so that Customs can clear it. Shipments are cleared at the first port of entry unless you arrange for a freight forwarder abroad to have the vehicle sent in bond to a Customs port more convenient to you.
Customs officers are prohibited by law from acting as agents or making entries for an importer. However, you may employ a commercial customs broker to handle your entry.
DOCUMENTATION: For Customs clearance you will need the shipper’s or carrier’s original bill of lading, the bill of sale, foreign registration, and any other documents covering the vehicle. You will also need written prior approval from EPA, which will be evident to the Customs inspector at the port of entry in the form of an approval letter from the EPA, or a manufacturer’s label in the English language affixed to the car, stating that the vehicle meets all U.S. emission requirements. Or, you may make arrangements to import your vehicle with an Independent Commercial Importer (ICI). In this case, the ICI will import your vehicle and perform any EPA-required modifications and be responsible for assuring that all EPA requirements have been met. ICIs can only import certain vehicles, however, and in general, their fees are very high.
See below for DOT requirements and for driver’s license and tag requirements.
CLEANING THE UNDERCARRIAGE: To safeguard against importation of dangerous pests, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that the undercarriage of imported cars be free of foreign soil. Have your car steam-sprayed or cleaned thoroughly before shipment.
YOUR CAR IS NOT A SHIPPING CONTAINER: For your own safety, security, and convenience, DO NOT use your car as a container for personal belongings. Your possessions are susceptible to theft while the vehicle is on the loading and unloading docks and in transit. Many shippers and carriers will not accept your vehicle if it contains personal belongings. The entire contents of your car must be declared to Customs on entry. Failure to do so can result in a fine or seizure of the car and its contents. Your vehicle may be subject to seizure, and you may incur a personal penalty, if anyone uses it as a conveyance for illegal narcotics.
DUTIABLE ENTRY: Foreign-made vehicles imported into the U.S., whether new or used, either for personal use or for sale, are generally dutiable at the following rates:
Autos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.5%
Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25%
Motorcycles. . . . . . . . .3% or 3.4%
Duty rates are based on price paid or payable. Most Canadian-made vehicles are duty-free. As a returning U.S. resident, you may apply your $400 Customs exemption and those of accompanying family members toward the value of the vehicle if it:
– Accompanies you on your return;
– Is imported for personal use;
– Was acquired during the journey from which you are returning.
For Customs purposes, a returning U.S. resident is one who is returning from travel, work, or study abroad. After the exemption has been applied, a flat duty rate of 10% is applied toward the next $ 1,000 of the vehicle’s value. The remaining amount is dutiable at the regular duty rate.
FREE ENTRY: U.S. CITIZENS employed abroad or government employees returning on TDY or voluntary leave may import a foreign made car free of duty provided they enter the U.S. for a short visit, claim nonresident status, and export the vehicle when they leave. MILITARY AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES of the U.S. government returning at the end of an assignment to extended duty outside the customs territory of the U.S. may include a conforming vehicle among their duty-free personal and household effects. The auto must have been purchased abroad and be in its owner’s possession prior to departure. Generally, extended duty is 140 days or more. Navy personnel serving aboard a U.S. naval vessel or a supporting naval vessel from its departure from the U.S. to its return after an intended overseas deployment of 120 days or more are entitled to the extended duty exemption. NONRESIDENTS may import a vehicle duty-free for personal use if the vehicle is imported in conjunction with the owner’s arrival. Nonconforming vehicles must be exported within one year and may not be sold in the U.S. There is no exemption or extension of the export requirement. Conforming vehicles imported under the duty-free exemption are dutiable if sold within one year of importation. Duty must be paid at the most convenient Customs office before the sale is completed. Conforming vehicles so imported may remain in the U.S. indefinitely once a formal entry is made for EPA purposes. (See below, )
CARS IMPORTED FOR OTHER PURPOSES: Nonresidents may import an automobile or motorcycle and its usual equipment free of duty for a temporary stay to take part in races or other specific purposes. However, prior written approval from the EPA is required and such approval is granted only to those racing vehicles that EPA deems not capable of safe or practical use on streets and highways. If the contests are for other than money purposes, the vehicle may be admitted for 90 days without formal entry or bond if the Customs officer is satisfied as to the importer’s identity and good faith. The vehicle becomes subject to forfeiture if it is not exported or if a bond is not given within 90 days of its importation. Prior authorization must be obtained from DOT if the vehicle does not conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PREVENTION STANDARDS: Motor vehicles not more than 25 years old must conform to the DOT motor vehicle safety standards that were in effect when these vehicles were manufactured. Passenger cars manufactured after September 1, 1973 must also meet bumper standards. The importer must file form DOT HS-7 at the time of entry, indicating whether the vehicle conforms to applicable safety and bumper standards. The original manufacturer is required to affix a label to the vehicle certifying that these standards have been met if the vehicle is in- tended for sale in the United States. Vehicles that do not bear a certification label attached by the original manufacturer must be entered as a nonconforming vehicle under a DOT bond for one and a half times the vehicle’s dutiable value. This is in addition to the regular Customs entry bond. Unless specifically excepted, the importer must sign a contract with a DOT Registered Importer (RI), who will modify the vehicle to conform with all applicable safety and bumper standards and who can certify the modifications. A copy of the RI’s contract must be attached to the DOT HS-7 form and furnished to the Customs Service with the DOT bond at the port of entry. A list of RIs is available from DOT and should be obtained before you decide to import a vehicle. Furthermore, DOT requires that the vehicle model and model year must, prior to entry, be determined eligible for importation. A DOT RI can advise you whether your vehicle is eligible; if it is not, the RI can submit a petition in your behalf to have your vehicle considered for eligibility, if you so desire. Understand, however, that fees must be paid at the time such petitions are filed. For additional information or details on these requirements, contact the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Director of the Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NEF-32), 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20590, tel. (202) 366-531 3 or fax (202) 366-1024. You may go directly to the NHTSA web site to obtain more detailed information on NHTSA requirements for importing vehicles.
FEDERAL TAX: Certain imported automobiles may be subject to the gas-guzzler tax imposed by section 4064 of the Internal Revenue Code. An individual who imports an automobile for personal use, or a commercial importer, may be considered an importer for purposes of this tax and thus liable for payment of the tax. The amount of the tax is based on a combined urban/highway fuel-economy (miles per gallon) rating assigned by the EPA for gas-guzzler tax purposes. This EPA rating may be different from fuel-economy ratings indicated by the manufacturer. If the EPA has not assigned a gas-guzzler fuel-economy rating for the model automobile you import, a rating must be independently determined. No tax is imposed on automobiles that have a combined fuel-economy rating of at least 22.5 miles per gallon. Information on determining fuel-economy ratings and liability for the tax are contained in section 4064 of the Code, Revenue Procedures 86-9, 1986-1 Cumulative Bulletin 530, Revenue Procedure 87-10, 1 987-1 Cumulative Bulletin 545, and Revenue Ruling 86-20, 1986-1 Cumulative Bulletin 319. The gas-guzzler tax is reported on form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return and Form 6197, Gas Guzzler Tax. Additional information may be obtained from your local district office of the Internal Revenue Service.
EMISSION STANDARDS: The following passenger cars, light-duty trucks, heavy-duty engines and motorcycles are subject to Federal emission standards:
Gasoline-fueled cars and light-duty trucks originally manufactured after December 31, 1967.
Diesel-fueled cars originally manufactured after December 31, 1974.
Diesel-fueled light-duty trucks originally manufactured after December 31, 1975.
Heavy-duty engines originally manufactured after December 31, 1969.
Motorcycles with a displacement of more than 49 cubic centimeters originally manufactured after December 31, 1977.
Beginning with the 1974 model year, vehicles that were originally manufactured to meet U.S. emission requirements, if driven outside the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Taiwan or the Bahama Islands, may be required to have their oxygen sensor and/or catalytic converter replaced. You may import your U.S.-version vehicle under a Customs bond and have any qualified mechanic perform the necessary work. You should contact the EPA directly for detailed requirements and options before shipping your vehicle.
Nonconforming vehicles must be imported for you by a currently certified Independent Commercial Importer (ICI), a list of which is available from the EPA. This list should be obtained before you decide to import a car. The ICI will be responsible for assuring that your car complies with all U.S. emission requirements. (As of July 1, 1988, EPA no longer has the one-time exemption for vehicles five or more model-years old.) Be aware that EPA will deny entry to certain makes, models, and model years if an ICI is not certified or is unwilling to accept responsibility for the vehicle(s) in question.
You can obtain additional information on emission control requirements or on ICIs from the U.S. EPA Manufacturers Operations Division 6405-J, Investigation/Imports Section, Washington, D.C. 20460, tel. (202) 233-9660, FAX (202) 233-9596. Individual state emission requirements may differ from those of the federal government. Proper registration of a vehicle in a state may depend upon satisfaction of its requirements, so you should contact the appropriate state authorities prior to importation. Be aware, however, that EPA will not accept compliance with a state’s emission requirements as satisfying EPA’s
A WORD OF CAUTION: Both the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency advise that although a nonconforming car may be conditionally admitted, the modifications required to bring it into compliance may be so extensive and costly that it may be impractical and even impossible to achieve such compliance. Moreover, under Federal Regulations 49 CFR parts 591 through 594, effective January 31, 1990, some vehicle models are prohibited from importation. It is highly recommended that these prohibitions and modifications be investigated before a vehicle is purchased for importation.
EXCEPTIONS: The following vehicles need not conform to emission or safety requirements but may NOT be sold in the U.S. and may require EPA and DOT declarations:
Those imported by nonresidents for personal use not exceeding one year. The vehicle must be exported at the end of that year-no exceptions or extensions.
Those belonging to members of foreign armed forces, foreign diplomatic personnel, and members of public international organizations on assignment in the U.S. for whom free entry has been authorized by the Department of State.
Those temporarily imported for research, demonstration, or competition, provided they are not licensed for use, or driven, on public roads. Parties responsible for such vehicles must submit proper documents-that is, forms EPA 3520-1 and DOT HS-7 to Customs at the time entry is made. Also, applicable written approvals from these agencies must be obtained in advance and presented to Customs along with these forms. Remember, the cost to return vehicles that have been refused prior approval can be very high and must be borne by the vehicle’s owner(s).
DRIVER’S PLATES AND PERMITS: Imported cars should bear the International Registration Marker. The International Driving Permit, issued in five languages, is a valuable asset. Consult an international automobile federation or your local automobile club about these documents.
U.S. RESIDENTS importing a new or used car should consult the Department of Motor Vehicles in their state of residence about temporary license plates.
NATIONALS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN countries that have ratified the Inter-American Convention of 1943 may drive their cars in the U.S. for touring purposes for one year or the validity of the documents, whichever is shorter, without U.S. license plates or U.S. driver’s permits, provided the car carries the International Registration Marker and registration card, and the driver has the International Driving Permit.
MOTORISTS VISITING THE UNITED STATES as tourists from countries that have ratified the Convention on International Road Traffic of 1949 may drive in the U.S. for one year with their own national Iicense plates (registration tags) on their cars and with their own personal driver’s licenses.
MOTORISTS FROM CANADA AND MEXICO are permitted to tour in the U.S. without U.S. license plates or U.S. driver’s permits, under agreements between the United States and these countries.
MOTORISTS FROM A COUNTRY NOT A PARTY to any of the above agreements must secure a driving permit in the U.S. after taking an examination.
FOREIGN NATIONALS employed in the U.S. may use their foreign license tags from the port of entry to their destination in the U.S.
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE WASHINGTON, DC 20229
Customs Publication No. 520 —- List of Registered Importers
The following firms have been approved as Registered Importers (RI) of nonconforming motor vehicles for 1998. The listing, which is arranged by state, is periodically updated as new RIs are approved. You must remember an RI is an independent business and may be selective in the type of work it performs. To assist you in locating an RI that meets your needs, the listing is annotated to identify an RI’s area of interest. Since the area of interest of an RI may change, this listing does not require or limit the type of services that an RI may provide. The agency does not endorse or recommend any of the listed RIs nor does it imply or guarantee that any work or service performed will meet your satisfaction.
Only an RI may import vehicles for resale. If you would like to bring vehicles into the U.S. for resale you must become an RI. The responsibilities of an RI are defined in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Part 592, “Registered Importers of Vehicles Not Originally Manufactured to Conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.”
RI business interest codes are:
1. Willing to process vehicles imported from Canada
2. Willing to process vehicles imported from other countries
3. Passenger Cars
4. Multipurpose passenger vehicles (vans, etc)
5. Light duty Trucks
6. Heavy duty Trucks
9. Motorcycles and mopeds
10. Willing to petition for additional vehicle import eligibility determinations
If Business interest is left Blank it means either nonterest or no information reported.
NHTSA Registered Importers as of April 1, 1998
Registered Importer Phone/ Business
Address Fax Interest
DIAMOND AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALTIES 1-888-500-3350 1,3,4,5,6,9
2504 FAIRBANKS STREET, ANCHORAGE, AK 99503 907-258-0579
MESA AUTO WHOLESALERS 602-359-8854 1,3,5
63 EAST Mc KELLIPS ROAD, MESA, AZ 85201 602-814-8405
3700 EAST WASHINGTON, PHOENIX, AZ 85034 602-220-0122
ALPHA PERFORMANCE CONNECTION
22692 GRANITE WAY, LAGUNA HILLS, CA 92653 714-588-0500
G & K AUTOMOTIVE CONVERSION
3231 SOUTH STANDARD AVENUE, SANTA ANA, CA 92705 714-545-9503
NORTHERN CA DIAGNOSTIC LAB
2748 JEFFERSON STREET, NAPA, CA 94558 707-258-1753
DENVER TRUCK SALES
5293 VASQUEZ BOULEVARD, DENVER, CO 80216 303-291-0960
DOUBLE DECKER BUS
5055 NORTH WASHINGTON, DENVER, CO 80216 303-292-5055
CANAM VEHICLE IMPORTS
111 AIRPORT ROAD, HARTFORD, CT 06114 860-296-2828
AM-CAN AUTO BROKERS
1147 NORTH DIXIE FREEWAY, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL 32168 904-424-0420
2605 CLARK STREET UNIT C, APOPKA, FL 32703 407-298-3500
EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
6845 SW 59TH PLACE, SOUTH MIAMI, FL 33143 305-661-2939
11409 PUMPKIN SEED COURT, ORLANDO, FL 32821 407-239-7987
1234A WEST FAIRBANKS AVENUE, WINTER PARK, FL 32789 407-629-5050
135 WASHINGTON STREET NORTH, TWIN FALLS, ID 83301 208-733-3533
10664 GOVERNMENT WAY, HAYDEN, ID 83835 208-762-4224
215 LAKESIDE AVENUE, COEUR D’ ALENE, ID 83814 208-667-2991
ULTRA SALES AND SERVICE
2900 NORTH GOVERNMENT WAY # 209, COEUR D’ALENE, ID 83705 208-762-4224
3420 SOUTH POST ROAD, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46239 317-862-9100
TOM RUBLE & SONS TRUCKING
23824 CARRIER ROAD, MONROEVILLE, IN 46773 219-623-6168
MARSHALL AUTO SALES
1760 HIGHWAY 90, BRONSTON, KY 42518 606-561-8658
683 HARTFORD TURNPIKE, SHREWSBURY, MA 01545 514-688-6968
3500 SWEET AIR STREET, BALTIMORE, MD 21211 410-366-6332
FREE STREET, SKOWHEGAN, ME 04976 207-474-3472 1,2,3,4,5
15004 THIRD STREET, HIGHLAND PARK, MI 48203 313-868-5511
850 NORTH ROCHESTER ROAD, CLAWSON, MI 48017 248-589-1880
DUKE’S AUTO TRUCK & DIESEL
926 SOUTH NEWBURGH ROAD, WESTLAND, MI 48186 313-595-3406
GREAT LAKES AUTO BUYERS
G10845 SOUTH SAGINAW, GRAND BLANC, MI 48439 810-695-9600
INTERNATIONAL VEHICLE IMPORTERS
4068 BALDWIN ROAD, HOLLY, MI 48442 810-603-0311
METRO AUTO IMPORTER
28363 GRATIOT AVENUE, ROSEVILLE, MI 48066 810-775-8100
1333 IMLAY CITY ROAD, LAPEER, MI 48446 810-667-3331
RIVERSIDE AUTO SALES
2511 LUDINGTON STREET, ESCANABA, MI 49829 906-786-6834
31675 STEPHENSON HIGHWAY, MADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071 248-548-8911
STERLING TRUCK SALES
6001 RUSSELL, DETROIT, MI 48211 313-873-2900
3610 HIGHWAY 61, WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN 55110 612-429-3391
100 AMERICANA WAY, SWEETGRASS, MT 59484 1-800-667-7666
P.O. BOX 1033, LIBBY, MT 59923 406-293-3714
1200 1ST AVENUE NORTH, BILLINGS, MT 59101 406-652-1306
NEW HAVEN DEVELOPMENT
BOX 394, SWEET GRASS, MT 59484 406-335-2685
NORTHWEST TRUCK SALES
3810 HIGHWAY 93 SOUTH, KALISPELL, MT 59901 406-752-1138
253 LAKE BLAINE DRIVE, KALISPELL, MT 59901 406-755-4502
523 SKYLES PLACE, WHITEFISH, MT 59937 406-250-6905
1121 SOUTH BROADWAY, P.O. BOX 1751 MINOT, ND 58701 701-852-9250
SCHOCK AUTO SALES
HIGHWAY 52 EAST, PO BOX 457, KENMARE, ND 58746 701-385-4322
SUPERIOR CUSTOMS VANS
429 EAST MAIN AVENUE, WEST FARGO, ND 58078 701-277-7793
558-562 FRELINGHUYSEN AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07114 973-824-8687
2586 CAMINO ENTRADA, SANTA FE, NM 87505 505-984-8888
2617 NORTH WHITE SAND BOULEVARD, ALAMOGORDO, NM 88310 505-434-5207
561 ROUTE 3, PLATTSBURG, NY 12901 800-785-8989
CAN AM AUTO IMPORTERS
5535 TRANSIT ROAD, WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 14221 716-636-1572
111 LAKE AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NY 14615 716-254-6500
CENTURY II AUTO SALES
688 PULLMAN AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NY 14615 716-647-2190
CROSS BORDER CLEARANCE
68 CHURCHILL STREET, BUFFALO, NY 14207 716-875-3018
7723 BUFFALO AVENUE, NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14304 716-283-7118
ELITE LIMITED AUTO SALES
2453 DEWEY AVENUE Bldg 3, ROCHESTER, NY 14615 716-663-4580
BOX 72 ROUTE 122, CONSTABLE, NY 12926 518-483-0653
5680 BROADWAY, LANCASTER, NY 14086 716-683-8675
46 DONOVAN PARK., WEBSTER, NY 14580 716-872-2432
1721 TRANSIT ROAD, ELMA, NY 14059 716-675-4300
LAUREK INTERNATIONAL TRADE SERVICES
OUTER JAMES STREET, 38423 NYS RT 12, CLAYTON, NY 13624 315-686-4652
MARKET SEARCH INTERNATIONAL
1141 SCOTTSVILLE ROAD, ROCHESTER, NY 14624 716-288-0555 1,2,3,4,5, 6,7,8,
1383 ROUTE 11, CHAMPLAIN, NY 12919 1-888-502-0551
NIAGARA RESALE CENTER
2242 NIAGARA FALLS BOULEVARD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14304 716-731-2319
205 NORTH AVENUE, SUITE 201, WEBSTER, NY 14580 716-872-0870
7513 US HIGHWAY 11, POTSDAM, NY 13676 315-265-1850
PRESTIGE AUTO SALES
1645 DEWEY AVENUE, ROCHESTER, NY 14615 716-227-0749
1 TIOGA STREET, SPENCER, NY 14883 607-589-4444
SUPERIOR AUTO SALES
5201 CAMP ROAD, HAMBURG, NY 14075 716-649-6695
10163 STATE HIGHWAY 37, OGDENSBURG, NY 13669 315-393-3934
WESTACOTT TRUCK & EQUIPMENT
1030 EAST MAIN STREET, ROCHESTER, NY 14609 716-546-3262
13560 BERLIN STATION ROAD, BERLIN CENTER, OH 44401 330-547-6234
P.O. BOX 428, CAMBRIDGE, OH 43725 614-432-3460
800 SOUTH 5TH STREET, KLAMATH FALLS, OR 97601 541-883-2070
200 WEST 5TH STREET, LANSDALE, PA 19446 215-361-1304
WALLACE ENVIRONMENTAL TEST LAB
2140 WIRTCREST, HOUSTON, TX 77055 713-956-7705
DIAMOND AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALTIES
4659 SOUTH STATE STREET, MURRAY, UT 84107 1-888-500-3350
716 CECELIA STREET, NORFOLK, VA 23504 757-622-1456
P.O. BOX 26, ST ALBANS BAY, VT 05481 802-527-5067 1,3,4,5,
P.O. BOX 86, ST ALBANS, VT 05478 802-527-0551
DELABRUERE’S AUTO SALES
HCR 61 BOX 21 DERBY ROAD, NEWPORT, VT 05855 802-334-5028 1,3,4,5,
7418 SOUTH 212TH , KENT, WA 98032 206-931-8745
ALL WEST TRUCKS
27802 PACIFIC HIGHWAY SOUTH, FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003 403-270-8883
1640 PEACE PORTAL DRIVE, SUITE 3, BLAINE, WA 98231 360-332-5057
BIG AL’S IMPORTS
2609 102ND STREET NE, BELLEVUE, WA 98004 206-822-0837
5927 GUIDE MERIDIAN, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226 360-384-1207
322 SOUTH 1ST STREET, YAKIMA, WA 98901 509-575-7914
143-1828 PEACE PORTAL DRIVE, BLAINE, WA 98230 360-961-2242
CASCADE CAR SERVICES
715 KIRKLAND AVENUE, KIRKLAND, WA 98033 206-827-4219
CHARIOTS OF DESIRE
7418 SOUTH 212TH, KENT, WA 98032 253-872-3839
1820 JAMES STREET, BELLINGHAM, WA 98225 360-734-2640
4728 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET, TACOMA, WA 98409 253-475-3514
FREEWAY AUTO BROKERS
1801 IOWA STREET, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226 253-380-3309
2313 SOUTH HAYDEN ROAD, AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA 99001 509-244-8626
10108 PORTLAND AVENUE, TACOMA, WA 98445 403-328-4343
1198 WEST SMITH ROAD, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226 604-278-4551
1482 GULF ROAD, SUITE 270, PORT ROBERTS, WA 98281 360-945-5050
QUALITY AUTO CENTER
13600 NE 16TH STREET #A, BELLEVUE, WA 98005 425-603-1335
P.O. BOX 8110-10 250 H STREET, BLAINE, WA 98230 360-332-2231
925C BOBLETT STREET, BLAINE, WA 98230 206-232-3362
1700 KENTUCKY STREET, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226 360-733-2295
1733 H STREET, SUITE 330-164, BLAINE, WA 98230-5107 604-541-1846
P.O. BOX 1518, OROVILLE, WA 98844 509-476-3581
VALLEY CARS & RV
7814 EAST SPRAGUE AVENUE, SPOKANE, WA 99212 509-922-7004
6440 SOUTH 143RD STREET, SEATTLE, WA 98168 206-243-2667
P.O. BOX 1204, MOUNT VERNON, WA 98273 360-755-1280
WOLFE AUTO LEASE
3891 NORTHWEST ROAD, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226 306-739-7606
TRIPLE T CARS
1279 NORTH MAIN, SHERIDAN, WY 82801 307-674-4392
Most of the information in this section is from the NHTSA web site. In particular, see the pages starting at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/
It may also be of some interest to read TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE, CHAPTER 301 MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/standards/chapt301.html
For federal regulations concerning vehicle emissions contact the:
Environmental Protection Agency
Manufacturers Operations Division, EN-340
401 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20460
Information concerning duty or other Customs matters can be obtained from the:
Classification and Value Division
U.S. Customs Service
Washington, DC 20229
(202) 927-0300, or http://www.customs.us treas.gov/travel/auto.htm
Download the HS-7 Declaration Form for US Customs (in PDF Format)