102 STAT. 2818
PUBLIC LAW 100-562—OCT. 31, 1988
Public Law 100-562 100th Congress An Act Oct. 31, 1988 [H.R. 2628]
Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988. 15 USC 1381 note.
To amend the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 respecting the importation of motor vehicles in anticipation of compliance with safety standards under such Act.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE, REFERENCE.
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the "Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988". (b) REFERENCE.—Whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. SEC. 2. CONTROL OF IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN VEHICLES TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY STANDARDS. (a) REPEAL OF GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR IMPORTATION IN ANTICIPA-
TION OF COMPUANCE.—Section 108(b) (15 U.S.C. 1397(b)) is amended by striking out paragraphs (3) and (4) and by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (3). (b) LIMITED AUTHORIZATION FOR IMPORTATION IN ANTICIPATION OF
COMPLIANCE.—Section 108 (15 U.S.C. 1397) is amended by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (k) and by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsections: "(c)(1) Except as provided in this subsection and subsections (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), and (j) a motor vehicle offered for importation in violation of subsection (a)(l)(A) shall be refused entry into the United States. "(2) In the case of any motor vehicle imported under paragraph (3), the person importing the motor vehicle shall furnish to the Secretary of the Treasury (acting on behalf of the Secretary) an appropriate bond and shall comply with such terms and conditions as it appears to the Secretary appropriate to ensure that any such motor vehicle— "(A) will be brought into conformity with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards prescribed under this title within a reasonable time after such importation, as specified by the Secretary, or "(B) will be exported (at no cost to the United States) by the Secretary of the Treasury or abandoned to the United States. The amount of the bond furnished under this paragraph shall not be less than the dutiable value, as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, of the motor vehicle with respect to which the bond was furnished, except that the amount of such bond may not exceed 150 percent of such value. "(3)(A) Subsection (a)(1)(A) and paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not apply to any motor vehicle if—