Will President Trump Impose New Tariffs on Imported Vehicles?

Under the direction of President Trump, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross has initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. “The investigation will determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts into the United States threaten to impair the national security as defined in Section 232.”

What are the Section 232 Investigations? […]

By |2022-07-07T12:41:47-04:00May 31, 2018|Customs Expert, Import, Vehicles|3 Comments

A Smoother Road to Exporting Vehicles: CBP’s New Electronic Validation Export Program

In our previous post “Knowing The Rules Of The Road: Exporting Cars From The U.S.”, we discussed CBP’s laws and regulations that must be followed to successfully export vehicles from the United States to foreign destinations. Failure to do so could result in the imposition of severe penalties — up to $10,000. Additionally, we provided a quick guide on how to export your vehicle form the United States, which provided all the documents required to successfully export your vehicle. […]

VW to pay HIGHEST CBP PENALTY EVER, $1.45 Billion!

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Attorney General announced the largest criminal and civil settlement ever against Volkswagen (VW) that totaled $4.3 billion. The breakdown of the settlement was $2.8 billion for the criminal penalty and $1.45 billion for a combined civil penalty for both the CBP and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to three felony criminal counts and pay the $2.8 billion dollar penalty. The $1.45 billion combined settlement was for EPA’s “claim for civil penalties against VW in connection with VW’s importation and sale of these cars” as well as CBP’s claim for customs fraud.

CBP’s part of the $1.45 billion settlement dealt with a violation of 19 U.S.C. §1952, which “prohibits persons, by fraud, gross negligence or negligence, from entering or introducing, attempting to introduce, or aiding and abetting the entry or introduction of merchandise into the commerce of the United States, by means of statements or acts that are material and false, or by means of omissions which are material”.


How to Export Your Motor Vehicle From the United States

Exporting your Motor Vehicle out of the U.S. – A Quick Guide

So you are moving abroad and want to bring your car with you? To comply with the provisions of 19 CFR Part 192, you will need to report this export to the Federal Government by presenting both the vehicle itself as well as a specific set of documents to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at least three (3) days prior to export.

The following documents are required when exporting a traditional used motor vehicle abroad:

  1. Original Certificate of Title
  2. Original Letter of Intent – for vehicles exported by sea or air, a letter provided by the carrier and identifying the date of export (be aware of 72 hour rule), destination, vehicle owner, vehicle identification number, and authorized signature
  3. Export Power of Attorney – If the owner of the vehicle to be exported is not presenting the documents to CBP, a CBP Export Power of Attorney must be submitted and notarized, identifying the person submitting the documentation and signed by and identifying the ultimate purchaser/owner and the vehicle (by VIN).
  4. Letter of Authorization – If the vehicle to be exported is owned by a corporation, company or business entity, it must be accompanied by a notarized letter on official business letterhead authorizing an agent to act on its behalf.
  5. Lienholder Authorization – if the vehicle is leased or has a lien against it, there must be specific authorization allowing for the export of the vehicle on company letterhead.
  6. Copy of the photo identification of the […]
By |2015-12-01T06:49:35-05:00February 2, 2012|Export, Vehicles|2 Comments


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