The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined that two companies based in Michigan have violated the trade laws of the United States, which has led to their being barred from importing any vehicles into the country.
The DOC has imposed a “cease and desist” order on both Michigan-based entities, stating that they must immediately cease and desist from any further attempts to import cars into the United States. The agency cited a number of violations, including failure to follow the applicable laws and regulations for the importation of automobiles.
The DOC investigation revealed that both companies had failed to submit the necessary documentation, such as proof of insurance, prior to attempting to import cars into the country. Furthermore, they had failed to follow the applicable rules and regulations when it came to the inspection and certification of the automobiles.
The DOC has also determined that the companies had failed to pay the required import fees, which are necessary to ensure that the imported cars comply with U.S. safety and environmental standards. As a result, the DOC has issued a trade violation penalty and has ordered the companies to pay a hefty fine.
In addition to barring the companies from importing cars into the United States, the DOC has also issued a warning to all other companies that attempt to import vehicles. The agency has stated that it will not tolerate any violations of the trade laws and will impose severe penalties for any such violations.
This action taken by the DOC serves as a reminder to all companies that attempt to import cars into the United States that they must abide by the applicable laws and regulations. Failure to do so could result in significant fines, as well as a ban from importing any vehicles into the country.