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49 U.S. Code § 30145 - Importing motor vehicles or equipment requiring further manufacturing

Section 30112(a) of this title does not apply to a motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment if the vehicle or equipment—
requires further manufacturing to perform its intended function as decided under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation; and
is accompanied at the time of importation by a written statement issued by the manufacturer indicating the applicable motor vehicle safety standard prescribed under this chapter with which it does not comply.

Historical and Revision Notes



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Source (Statutes at Large)



Sept. 9, 1966, Pub. L. 89–563, 80 Stat. 718, § 108(e); added Oct. 31, 1988, Pub. L. 100–562, § 2(b), 102 Stat. 2822.

In clause (2), the word “importation” is substituted for “entry” for clarity and consistency in this chapter. The words “of the incomplete motor vehicle or item of equipment” are omitted as unnecessary because of the restatement. The words “prescribed under this chapter” are substituted for “Federal” for consistency in this chapter.