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U.S. Can Import Canadian Trucks That Follow Safety Standards, NHTSA Says


(Transport Topics)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Jan. 2 in the Federal Register that Canadian-made vehicles that do not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards but adhere to comparable Canadian standards are eligible for importation into the United States.

The vehicles granted this eligibility are either “substantially similar” to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as compliant with U.S. standards or have features that are capable of being altered to comply with all U.S. safety requirements.

The United States Code dictates that vehicles that are not originally manufactured to conform to all federal safety standards, such as cars built in another country, will be denied admission into the United States unless NHTSA has deemed otherwise. Click here to read more.