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US Department of Justice Letter : 60 Days to Export or Surrender.

One Kaizo customer recently received a letter from the US Department of Justice about his vehicle.  The letter is a little vague as it says “if my information is correct…” , this sounds like they are second guessing themselves.   They then say that non-compliant vehicles are subject to seizure and forfeiture. 

Then the letter states that the vehicle must be exported within 60 days of receipt of the letter.   We had a conference call with a few key people yesterday to start talking about organizing.  If you want to try and be a part of this, please contact me at tyndago at gmail.com .  Based on the information we have, this vehicle was imported as parts, and reassembled by the owner here in the US.  The US allows for vehicles to be imported into the US as parts, and there fore was not “illegally” imported as the US Department of Justice is implying.

 

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

A good attorney should be able to rip that letter apart. "If my information is correct...", I would love to see that pass in court.

Randy said...

try to change classification to a kit car...or take the car to michigan and get it to pass emissions in front front of the EPA head quarters LEGALLY...then just gotta get it to pass crash standards. i think the state the "if my information is correct" part so they dont come across as YOUR IN THE WRONG when they could have a number on their side incorrect that you could give them correct it on their side on a legally imported skyline and get an appology from them. i say strip it and send the shell back then re import the shell...and list at kit car so no crash standards have to be met just EPA standards... i havent read too much up on imporing a skyline lately but any info does help so thanks to all the gtr web sites for keeping us posted on stuff like this.

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason to never move to California.

Sean Morris said...

This is not just a California thing. People from New York to Washington have been visited.

Branden said...

Randy it's not about the classification of the vehicle and whether or not it's up to DOT standards, but the fact that it was imported illegally.

Anonymous said...

The "If my information is correct" is just a legal formality. She's saying that she assuming he hasn't modified his car to comply with EPA standards. In any case they're basically calling him out saying "We know you imported the car in peices to get around the law." Oh well, that's what happens why you try and pull shady stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

The "If my information is correct" is simply a legal formality. She's saying that she's assuming he hasn't modified his car to meet US standards.

Oh well this is what happens when you try and pull shady tricks like importing a car in pieces to get around import laws.

Anonymous said...

If the letter never came certified mail, then you have no legal obligation to answer any thing on the parcel.

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