Fifty years ago, very few vehicles on the road were not made in the United States. But in recent years we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of imported vehicles from other countries. On a global level, the value of imported vehicles was USD 643.5 billion in 2020, of which 26.9% came from North American importers. The United States, in particular, imported cars worth USD 145.7 billion in 2020.
Importing a vehicle into the U.S. from another country is no small feat. There are a lot of rules and regulations that you need to follow to be able to import a vehicle legally. You will have to pay taxes (if applicable) and show compliance with EPA, DOT, and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). At Breeze Customs, we’ve done this process hundreds of times and have created a step-by-step guide for you to follow — with the ins and outs of importing vehicles into the United States.