IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Apr 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Technical barrier to trade

On 1 April 2012, the Minister of Transport announced steps to facilitate the importation of cars that meet US standards. Previously, cars could only be imported from the US if they were assembled in NAFTA countries, that is, the US, Canada or Mexico. The new regulation allows the importation of all cars from the US if they fulfil US or Canadian standards (Certificate of Title and CARFAX report required), regardless of the origin of assemblage. In so doing, US cars manufacturers now benefit from the same regulation as their EU competitors (Certificate of Conformity required - COC).
 
The import ban for used cars older than 24 month remains in place.
 
The list of affected countries is based on the locations of factories ran by US car manufacturers GM, Ford, and Chrysler.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870310 Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870331 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,500 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
870390 Other

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