November 15, 2014
On Nov. 13, 2014, the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a formal memo, reaffirming the 1992 US Customs rules that American citizens must formally export their US-titled used cars, before the vehicle is permanently imported into any other country.
Here is the key part of the official CBP memo.
“Exporting Used Self-Propelled Vehicles
In accordance with the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), the U.S. Census Bureau (Census) mandates filing of Electronic Export Information (EEI) through the Automated Export System (AES) or through AESDirect for all used self-propelled vehicles 72 hours prior to export regardless of destination, value or condition. (Reference: Federal Register Notice 78 FR 16366, Title 15 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 30.2(a)(1)(iv)(H) and 15 CFR 30.4(b)(5). ”
“These regulations apply to all used-self-propelled vehicles. First-time and one-time exports will require completion and submission of all mandatory AES filing requirements 72 hours prior to export. ”
Note that the previous CPB rules for $250 fines for private individuals and $10,000 fines for professional importers who do not formally export used American vehicles, still apply.
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Readers who want to read the entire memo, including FAQ’s and answers can get all the details at: https://yucalandia.com/us-customs-and-border-patrol-memo-on-exporting-us-used-cars-before-importing-into-mexico/
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For more details on Mexican Import/Aduana rules, please see our main article at:
Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico
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