Exporting a Motor Vehicle
Exporting Used, Self-Propelled Vehicles
OMB No 1651-0554
Interpretation and Application of 19 CFR Part 192
Section 192.1 Definitions
Below mentioned are common definitions for the purposes of CFR 192.2:
Certified. “Certified” when used with ‘Copy/copies’ refers to a document duly authorized/verified by government authority, with signed statement on it to that effect.
Copy. “Copy” means a replica or photocopy of an original document. A “complete copy” means ‘copy’ of both sides of the original document.
Export. “Export” refers to the transference of merchandise out of the U.S. for the purpose of business into a foreign country.
Self-Propelled Vehicle. “Self-propelled” vehicle means all vehicles running or designed for running on land except Rail, to include any automobile, tractor, truck, bus, self-propelled agricultural machinery, self-propelled construction equipment, and self-propelled special purpose equipment.
Ultimate Purchaser. “Ultimate Purchaser” means first person, not a Dealer, who purchase a self-propelled vehicle in good faith for a purpose other than resale.
Used. “Used” means any self-propelled vehicle to which the equitable or legal title has been transferred by a dealer, distributor or manufacturer to an end buyer or ultimate purchaser.
Core Document Required
Reviewing inspector is responsible for the presentation of original Certificate of Title be produced in accordance with 19 CFR 192.2(b). This Certificate of Title is an essential customs prerequisite in the export process, irrespective of worth or physical and functioning conditions of the vehicle.
The configuration of rules.
As per procedure, for all customs clearance first of all exporters or their authorized dealers should present documents as per 19 CFR 192.2 (b) (1), subsequently moving through subsections till the exporter approaches sections and subsection(s) concerning the particular ‘vehicle’ under custom clearance. This process is to permit that no essential prerequisites are either way misread, misemployed or evaded by exporter or customs authorities.
Exportation Requirements as per Section 192.2
Any individual who bid to export a used self-propelled vehicle shall produce the vehicle and requisite documents including VIN or PIN (product Identification Number) before customs authorities at the port of exportation. Exportation of vehicles is permissible under strict compliance to these requisites, except that the vehicle arrived in the United States for one year under an inbound system, a carnet, a temporary import policy, or under individual’s exemption granted to non-residents.
For Vehicles with U.S. Title
Vehicles issued an original certificate of title. The owner of the used self-propelled vehicle must present a Certificate of Title or Valid Salvage Title issued by competent authority in the United States, in Original or a certified copy and two complete copies of original Certificate of Title or certified copy of the original.
Where title evidences third-party ownership/claims. The provisional owner, in case the used, self-propelled vehicle is leased or recorded lien exists in U.S., must provide, in addition to complying with paragraph (b) (1) (i) of this section, separately an expression of interest from a third-party, in writing, that the subject vehicle may be exported. This letter from third-party must be on their letterhead, fully describing the subject vehicle, to include VIN, the name of Owner, lienholder of the leased vehicle, telephonic contacts of owner or lienholder, duly signed by third-party with signing date in original.
Where U.S. Government Employees are involved. If in pursuance to reassignment abroad official orders, a U.S. Government employee desire to export self-propelled used vehicle, he is required to establish his compliance with procedures of sponsoring agency’s department for internal travel, to the export vehicle.
For Vehicles with Foreign-Title
In case used and the self-propelled vehicle is registered abroad, the owner is to produce original documents as proof of ownership, acceptable to customs authorities, along with two complete copies, and if necessary, two copies of translated text in case the language of ownership documents is other than English.
For Vehicles with no Title (Untitled Vehicles)
Newly-manufactured vehicles issued a Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (SO). Self-propelled, newly manufactured vehicles purchased either from U.S. manufacturer, distributor or dealer, which stand used according to section 4.1, having a SO but bearing no certificate of title by any U.S. Government authority, owner is required to present original SO along with its two copies to customs officer at time and place mentioned in this section.
Newly-manufactured vehicles are not issued a SO. Self-propelled, newly manufactured vehicles purchased either from U.S. manufacturer, distributor or dealer, which stand used according to section 4.1, having neither SO nor a certificate of title by any U.S. Government authority, THE OWNER IS TO PROVIDE SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE THAT JURISDICTION AT PLACE OF PURCHASE OF SUCH VEHICLES DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY DOCUMENTS OF OWNERSHIP, and in lieu provide documents such as dealer’s invoice as a proof of ownership, in original along with its two complete copies at the time and place mentioned in this section.
Vehicles with a scrap or junk certificate. For vehicles with a valid certificate issued by U.S. Government jurisdiction, to be a scrap or junk, the owner is required to present original certificate along with two complete copies or certified copy of the original document with its two certified copies.
Vehicles with currently invalid or unregistered certificates. The vehicles for which issued certificates by U.S. Government are no longer in force, or which are not required to be registered, with no SO issued, THE OWNER IS TO PROVIDE SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE THAT JURISDICTION AT PLACE OF PURCHASE OF SUCH VEHICLES DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY DOCUMENTS OF OWNERSHIP, and in lieu provide documents such as dealer’s invoice as a proof of ownership, in original along with its two complete copies. Further, the owner must submit a certificate about subject vehicle’s bona fide procurement, and that the subject vehicle is not a stolen item.
Time to present
Exportation by sea or by Air. Vehicles and necessary export documentation, for vehicles intended to be exported by sea or by air, must be handed over to customs at least 72 hours before exporting scheduled.
Exportation by Land. Requisite documents for vehicles intended to be exported by either rail, road or under own possession must be handed over to customs 72 hours before export. The vehicle, however, may be brought to Customs at exportation time.
Directors of the port will decide and publicize inspection duration and location, in accordance with 19 CFR 192.2 (d) “Where presented”, for the exporters to bring the vehicle and necessary documents for inspection.
Verification of documentation
The authenticity of submitted documents will be determined by Customs which will mark the original documents. Mostly original documents after inspection are returned to exporters but title document if retained by customs, authenticated copy of the original document may be used by the exporter as required evidence.