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  1. V

    How to reduce dollars flowing out of the country?
    To reduce dollars flowing out of the country, the United States can limit the number of Japanese cars being imported by imposing a(n)

    A)free trade zone.
    B)trade deficit.
    C)exchange control.

    • SlightlyDusty

      E but more money is leaving from the sale of drugs and immigrants sending it out for their families.

  2. mann

    Original Japanese Cars – Best Place To Buy Japanese Cars At Low Cost Prices?
    Where can I buy original Japanese cars at manufacturer (discounted budget) prices — other than on Ebay? Looking for used Japanese cars.
    I’m looking at Japanese cars that can be imported to Canada or Australia.

    • Aldie

      The Japanese Car Import site connects you to Yahoo auto auctions and other discount hubs from where you can buy original cars for low costs. It’s run by Samual Kemp, an auto expert who deals with Japanese car imports and is a freight forwarder by profession.

      I’ve purchased 2 of my cars — Honda s2000 and Nissan Silvia — from these auctions and receive regular updates whenever something interesting comes up for sale. (My friends are Japanese car enthusiasts and are full-time into buying & selling cars). There’s also a buyer protection guarantee so you know that the cars are genuine and can be legally imported to your country.

      If you’re looking for a specialist site where you can pick-n-choose the car you need for the price you want, this covers importing to 4 countries (USA, UK, Canada, Australia) in full detail.

      The member’s area and dynamic choice of cars are added bonuses.

  3. Invisible

    How is having 2,000 less outlets selling your product going to increase your sales?
    Does the Japanese car industry have lobbyists in Washington? It seems like they must & they are doing a very good job.
    These dealers are not costing the car makers anything. They are independtly owned.

    • Ameena

      they may just be cutting dud avenues for sales

      so yeah, it can

  4. RyanJP

    How can I import a Japanese car? what legal processes must I go though?
    I live in the US btw. I’m really interested in cars like the Skyline and 300Z, or actually any right-sided car! I just want to drive a Japanese car around my town lol.

    • DonPedro

      United States

      The United States continues to use a unique set of standards for its automotive safety and emissions regulations, which do not always directly correspond to the standards of the European Union or Asian countries, which adhere to the United Nations World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations. This means that vehicle manufacturers face considerable expense to type-certify a vehicle for U.S. sale, at a cost estimated to be upward of USD $2 Million per vehicle model. This cost particularly impacts low-volume manufacturers and models, most notably the makers of supercars. However, larger companies such as Alfa Romeo and Peugeot have also cited costs of ‘Federalizing’ their vehicle lineups as a disincentive to re-enter the U.S. market.

      NHTSA and EPA regulations criminalise the possession of a vehicle not meeting U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Even Canadian-market vehicles may not meet these requirements. Exceptions exist for foreign nationals touring the US in their own vehicle and for cars displayed in museums.

      Because of the unavailability of certain cars, demand for grey market vehicles arose in the late 1970s. This involved attaching certain equipment as required by the government. The agencies NHTSA and EPA would review the paperwork and then approve possession of the vehicle. It was also possible for these agencies to reject the application and order the automobile destroyed or re-exported.

      The grey market provided an alternate method for Americans to acquire desirable vehicles, and still obtain certification. Despite the inherent risk, tens of thousands of cars were imported this way each year, during the 1980s.

      The Lamborghini Countach was one of the first grey market vehicles, encouraging the Italian manufacturer to prepare a US model. The Range Rover was initially available only through the grey market, and the popularity of the model eventually convinced the parent company to re-enter the US market in 1987. Other manufacturers, like PSA Peugeot Citro├źn with the CX and Renault with the mid-engine Renault 5 Turbo, missed the signals sent by the grey market about American consumer tastes and demand.

      This avenue was increasingly successful, especially in cases where only lower quality models were offered on the US market. For example, Mercedes-Benz chose to offer only the lower-output 380SEL model to Americans in 1981, ensuring a huge demand for the much faster 500SEL, which was available in the rest of the world. BMW had the same issue with their 745i Turbo.

      The grey market was too successful and ate significantly into the business of Mercedes-Benz of North America Inc. This organization launched a successful congressional lobbying effort to eliminate this alternative in 1988. Allegations have been raised of improper lobbying, but the issue has never been raised in court.

      It is no longer possible to import a non-US vehicle into the United States as a personal import, with some exceptions. In 1998, NHTSA granted vehicles over 25 years of age dispensation from the rules it administers, since these are presumed to be collector vehicles. It is also possible to certify the car though a Registered importer for DOT work and an ICI for EPA work, bringing in a number of cars to spread the cost of type approval and destructive testing. Destructive crash testing is not always needed if the vehicle can be shown to be substantially similar to a model sold in the US. The Smart Fortwo car is imported in this manner. Finally, the Show or Display law allows import of vehicle[s] “of such historical or technological significance that it is in the public interest to show or display it in the United States even though it would be difficult or impossible to bring the vehicle into compliance with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards. This provision is intended to facilitate the importation of a make or model of a vehicle which its manufacturer never certified for sale in the United States.” However, this provision still demands compliance with emissions standards.

      Recently, a vehicle which came to notoriety is the Nissan Skyline, which was featured prominently in video games, movies and magazines. This vehicle, being exclusively sold in Japan, became an object of interest and in 1999, a California company, Motorex, sacrificed a small number of R33 GTS25s for the purpose of crash testing. They submitted their information to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and petitioned them to allow 1990-1999 GT-Rs and GTSs to be imported, at the condition that they were modified to meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.

      Many Skylines were subsequently imported through Motorex. This lasted until late 2005, when the NHTSA became informed that not all 1990 through 1999 Skyline models would perform identically in crash testing. Motorex had submitted information for only the R33, and told the NHTSA that it was sufficient for all R32, R33, and R34 models. According the further review by the NHTSA, only 1996-1998 R33 models have been demonstrated as capable of being modified to meet the federal motor vehicle safety standards. After that, only these 1996-1998 models are eligible for importation. In March 2006, Motorex ceased all imports and Motorex principal Hiroaki “Hiro” Nanahoshi was arrested and held on $1 million bail on financial, kidnapping, and assault charges.[2][3]

      The North American Automobile Trade Association is an association of dealers that buy and sell vehicles across international borders.

      The NHTSA administers the Registered Importer Program that allows companies to import and bring into compliance non conforming vehicles.

  5. headband_nick

    What Japanese Car or Cars were or are band from import or sale to the US?
    I was told there was a very nice Japanese car that came out in the 80′s – 90′s but is baned from import to the (Now) US Due to too much Horsepower or something like that.
    So if you can please name the car and reason for ban.

    • tricky

      Some of the great Japanese cars where never released worldwide and what tends to happen is some countries don’t allow imports until a certain age.This is due to many factors.

      The horsepower side isn’t really a reason it is often down to safety rules that differ between countries and also emissions.

      The most famous version or most known are some Nissan Skyline models.

      Engines often differ between countries also this is down to speed limits as well as engines not selling well in different countries.

      examples are the Supra the UK version is a faster engine than the Japanese version,the 180sx didn’t sell well in the US and many makers refused to sell turbo models years ago to the US market as they where a bad seller add a na engine then it would sell but for a period of time turbo’s where hated on the US market and had limit sales. This was the same story with a good few models you see out there.

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