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Colombia Provides Duty-Free Treatment to Electric Cars

21 July 2017

Colombia has established tariff-rate quotas of 1,500 units during calendar years 2017 through 2019, 2,300 units during calendar years 2020 through 2022, and 3,000 units during calendar years 2023 thro...Read More


Canada Amends Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

26 May 2017

The Canadian government has amended schedule IV of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations by revising three Canada motor vehicle safety standards, thereby allowing motor vehicle manufacturers to meet ei...Read More


Brazil to Require All Light-Duty Motor Vehicles to Include Efficiency, Emissions Information

12 May 2017

The Brazilian government recently launched the ninth phase of the Brazilian Motor Vehicle Labelling Programme (PBEV), which will require all light-duty motor vehicles sold domestically to include info...Read More


First-Ever Energy Star Specification Issued for Electric Vehicle Chargers

17 March 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalised its first-ever Energy Star specification for electric vehicle chargers. Approximately 114,000 electric vehicles were sold in the United States in...Read More


Mexico Provides Duty-Free Treatment to Certain Electric Vehicles

17 Feb 2017

Mexico has provided duty-free treatment to certain electric motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons as well as certain electric motor vehicles for the transport of goods class...Read More


Ministry of Commerce: Lifting of Used Car Sales Restrictions “Crystal Clear”

7 Feb 2017

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) have jointly issued the Notice on Strengthening the Supervision Work of Environmental Protection Standard of Second-Hand ...Read More


CBP Harmonises Vehicle Documentation Requirements, Allows Electronic Filing

20 Jan 2017

CBP and the Treasury Department have issued a final rule relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean Air Act in order to harmonise the documentat...Read More


Mexico Extends Import Restrictions on Used Motor Vehicles

20 Jan 2017

Mexico's Ministry of Economy announced on 26 December 2016 that the Mexican government has decided to extend until 31 December 2017 the current restrictions on used motor vehicle imports because the c...Read More


China Extends Tax Cut for Small-engine Cars

20 Dec 2016

The Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation have announced that the purchase tax on passenger cars with engines smaller than 1.6 litres will be levied at 7.5% from 1 January to 31 Dec...Read More


Guangdong Rolls Out Electric Self-balancing Scooter Industry Standard

1 Dec 2016

China will adopt its first electric self-balancing scooter industry standard on 1 January 2017 after its release on 12 September this year along with the creation of a "Made in Guangdong" label to reg...Read More


New Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Lorries Finalised

9 Sept 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have jointly finalised new standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles aimed...Read More


CBP Proposes to Harmonise Vehicle Documentation Requirements, Allow Electronic Filing

26 Aug 2016

CBP is proposing to amend its regulations to harmonise the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the Clean Air Act’s emission standards...Read More


EU Institutions Reach Political Agreement on Regulating So-Called “Conflict Minerals”

5 Aug 2016

On 16 June 2016, a political understanding was reached by the European Parliament, Member State ministers and the European Commission. All but the smallest EU firms which import tin, tantalum, tungste...Read More


Argentina Extends Temporary Reduction of Excise Taxes on Certain Motor Vehicles, Boats and Aircraft

15 July 2016

The Argentinean government on 1 January 2016 significantly decreased the excise taxes in place on certain luxury products....Read More


Mexico Sets New Requirements on Essential Safety Components in Motor Vehicles

3 June 2016

Mexican authorities recently issued new requirements regarding essential safety components in new motor vehicles with a gross weight not exceeding 3,857 kilogrammes....Read More


California Watchdog Group Targets Car Seats Containing Toxic Flame Retardants

25 March 2016

California-based consumer watchdog group Center for Environmental Health again made headlines in early March when it initiated legal action under that state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement...Read More


CPSC Again Warns Importers and Manufacturers About Safety of Hoverboards

11 March 2016

The CPSC has stepped up efforts to ensure that domestically-produced and imported hoverboards comply with all applicable safety requirements and do not pose a substantial product hazard to consumers. ...Read More


U.S. Steps Up Efforts to Ensure Safety of Hoverboards

4 Feb 2016

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have announced separate efforts to ensure that hoverboards imported into the United States comply with all applicable lega...Read More


Entry into Effect of New Regulation Requiring EU Type-approval for Electric Bicycles, Other Two- or Three-wheel Vehicles

24 Dec 2015

Hong Kong and mainland Chinese suppliers of parts or assemblies of electric bicycles and mopeds for export to the EU should be alerted to the entry into effect of a new type-approval law, namely, Regu...Read More


Fraudulent Exports of Vehicles to Mainland China Net Prison Sentence, Forfeiture and Restitution

20 Nov 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that a Wisconsin man has been ordered to pay US$517.265.72 in restitution and sentenced to 27 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to three federal fel...Read More

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