49 U.S. Code § 30144 - Importing motor vehicles on a temporary basis

(a) General.— Section 30112 (a) of this title does not apply to a motor vehicle imported on a temporary basis for personal use by an individual who is a member of—
(1)
(A) the personnel of the government of a foreign country on assignment in the United States or a member of the Secretariat of a public international organization designated under the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288 et seq.); and
(B) the class of individuals for whom the Secretary of State has authorized free importation of motor vehicles; or
(2) the armed forces of a foreign country on assignment in the United States.
(b) Verification.— The Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary of the Treasury may require verification, that the Secretary of Transportation considers appropriate, that an individual is a member described under subsection (a) of this section. The Secretary of Transportation shall ensure that a motor vehicle imported under this section will be exported (at no cost to the United States Government) or abandoned to the Government when the individual no longer—
(1) resides in the United States; and
(2) is a member described under subsection (a) of this section.
(c) Sale in the United States.— A motor vehicle imported under this section may not be sold when in the United States.

Source

(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(e),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 964; Pub. L. 104–287, § 5(57),Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3394.)

Historical and Revision Notes Pub. L. 103–272
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
30144(a)
15:1397(h) (1st sentence).
Sept. 9, 1966, Pub. L. 89–563, 80 Stat. 718, § 108(h); added Oct. 31, 1988, Pub. L. 100–562, § 2(b), 102 Stat. 2823.
30144(b)
15:1397(h) (2d, 3d sentences).
30144(c)
15:1397(h) (last sentence).

In subsection (a)(1)(B), the word “importation” is substituted for “entry” for clarity and consistency in this chapter.
In subsection (b), before clause (1), the words “that an individual is a member described under subsection (a) of this section” are substituted for “such status” for clarity. The word “imported” is substituted for “entered” for clarity and consistency in this chapter. In clause (2), the words “a member described under subsection (a) of this section” are substituted for “hold such status” for clarity.
Pub. L. 104–287

This amends 49:30144(a)(1)(A) to correct an erroneous cross-reference.
References in Text

The International Organizations Immunities Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(1)(A), is title I of act Dec. 29, 1945, ch. 652, 59 Stat. 669, as amended, which is classified principally to subchapter XVIII (§ 288 et seq.) of chapter 7 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 288 of Title 22 and Tables.
Amendments

1996—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 104–287substituted “International Organizations” for “International Organization”.

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49 CFR - Transportation

49 CFR Part 576 - RECORD RETENTION

49 CFR Part 591 - IMPORTATION OF VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT SUBJECT TO FEDERAL SAFETY, BUMPER AND THEFT PREVENTION STANDARDS

49 CFR Part 592 - REGISTERED IMPORTERS OF VEHICLES NOT ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED TO CONFORM TO THE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

 

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