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Importing a Vehicle

Registered Importer Newsletters

NHTSA issues guidance documents to help clarify the existing legal obligations of Registered Importers (RIs), and to help RIs and the public understand the statutes and regulations administered by NHTSA. These documents, indexed below by topic, address importing vehicles that are not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. 

Newsletters by Topic


  • Registration/payment of fees: Issue 20

Other Applicable Regulations

  • Maintenance of: recurring; most recent: Issue 64