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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.
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