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Regulatory Text on RI Obligations for Imported Vehicles Restored

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule that, effective Aug. 5, requires registered importers of motor vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards to certify to NHTSA that an imported vehicle either is not required to comply with the parts marking requirements of the theft prevention standard or that the vehicle complies with those requirements as manufactured or as modified prior to importation. NHTSA states that this amendment restores text that was inadvertently omitted when the RI regulations were last revised.

Any petition for reconsideration of this rule must be received by Sept. 19. Such a petition must contain a brief statement of the complaint and an explanation as to why compliance with the final rule is not practicable, is unreasonable or is not in the public interest.

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