REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 25
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance
September 2005


    MAINTENANCE OF RI REGISTRATION

    This will be your only reminder that it is time to submit the information required to permit you to continue as a Registered Importer (RI) in fiscal year (FY) 2006, which begins on October 1, 2005. The information specified below should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than September 30, 2005, for your company to remain in active status as an RI. Failure to submit the renewal information by that date will cause your registration to be automatically suspended effective October 11, 2005, as provided in 49 CFR 592.7(a)(1). Because there are delays in our receipt of materials sent by regular mail, we recommend that you send this information by express mail service to:

    Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    400 Seventh St. SW
    NVS-223 (Room 6111)
    Washington, DC 20590
    Attn: RI Renewal

REQUIRED INFORMATION


Attachment 1

YEARLY STATEMENT OF REGISTERED IMPORTER
SAMPLE LETTER

    September 27, 2005

    Administrator
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    U.S. Department of Transportation
    400 Seventh St. SW
    NVS-223 (Room 6111)
    Washington, D.C. 20590

Re: YEARLY STATEMENT OF REGISTERED IMPORTER

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    This is to affirm that all information that Smith Imports, Inc. submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) pursuant to 49 CFR 592.5 (a)(4), (a)(5), (a)(6), (a)(9), and (a)(11) remains correct.

    A copy of the mandatory service insurance policy that we have acquired pursuant to 49 CFR 592.5(a)(8) to cover recall obligations that we may incur in fiscal year (FY) 2006 is enclosed, with signatures properly notarized. Also enclosed is a check for $745 or credit card authorization to cover that amount in payment of the annual fee for renewing our registration and a copy of our current business interest statement, as well as a list of the current addresses for each of our mailing, vehicle modification, record storage, and vehicle storage facilities.

    [Insert whichever of the following statements is appropriate]:

    There are no other changes to the information we have previously submitted. [or] 

    We have included changes to our information on file with NHTSA (see Enclosure 5).

    Sincerely,

    ________________________              _____________________
    Mr. Jack Smith, President                        Date
    Smith Imports, Inc.

    ________________________              _____________________
    Notary                                                         Date

    Enclosures: ___ 1. Check or authorization to charge credit card
    ___ 2. Business interest statement
    ___ 3. Addresses of facilities
    ___ 4. Mandatory Service Insurance Policy
    ___ 5. Changes to information on file


Attachment 2

REGISTERED IMPORTER BUSINESS INTEREST STATEMENT
(ENCLOSURE 2)


    Registered Importer Name: ____________________________________

    1. I am willing to bring into conformity with the FMVSS vehicles that:
    2. ____ were manufactured for sale in Canada.
      ____ were manufactured for sale in all other countries.

      ____ have been assigned an eligibility number.
      ____ have not been issued an eligibility number and must be petitioned.


      The Independent Commercial Importer (ICI) that I am associated with is
      ____________________________. That company has the following address and telephone number:

      (Check Statement No. 2 or No. 3, but not both).

    3. ____ I am not willing to accept compliance certification contracts for individual owners.
    4.  ____ I am willing to accept compliance certification contracts for individual owners of the following types of vehicles, when those vehicles are determined to be eligible for importation pursuant to 49 CFR Part 593:
    5. _____ Passenger Cars
      _____ Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles
      _____ Light Duty Trucks (GVWR 10,000 lb or less)
      _____ Heavy Trucks & Tractors (GVWR over 10,000 lb)
      _____ Trailers
      _____ Buses
      _____ Motorcycles/Motor Scooters/Mopeds

    Signature: _____________________________________

    Date: ________________

    Title: ________________________________


Attachment 3
FACILITY LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS
(ENCLOSURE 3)
SAMPLE


NAME OF REGISTERED IMPORTER: Smith Imports, Inc.
OWNER/PRESIDENT: Mr. Jack Smith
MAILING ADDRESS: 1955 Apple Towers, Suite 56
New York, NY 10600
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: Mr. Jack Smith/Phone: 212-676-3300/FAX: 676-3344
***EMAIL ADDRESS: smithimports@aol.com
 
RECORD STORAGE Same as above
ADDRESS: __________________________________________
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: __________________________________________
 
MODIFICATION FACILITY 1177 Market Street
ADDRESS New York, NY 10600
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: Mr. Joe Kelly/Phone: 212-676-3222/FAX: 212-676-3001
 
VEHICLE STORAGE Same as Modification Facility
FACILITY ADDRESS: __________________________________________
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: __________________________________________
 
(If Applicable)
ADDITIONAL STORAGE
__________________________________________
FACILITY ADDRESS: __________________________________________
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: __________________________________________

Attachment 4

CHANGES TO INFORMATION ON FILE

    If your RI business information has changed since last year and you have not notified NHTSA in writing of those changes, you may apply for RI registration renewal as explained above, but you must also provide the corrected information.

    You must state the date, page, and a brief description of the original information in last year's submission and clearly state how that information is to be corrected. Where required, supporting documentation must accompany the corrected information (e.g., copy of a new deed or lease, still photographs of a new facility, etc.).

CHANGES TO INFORMATION
(ENCLOSURE 5)
SAMPLE


NAME OF REGISTERED IMPORTER: SMITH IMPORTS, INC.
1) LAST YEAR'S RENEWAL -- DATE, PAGE & DESCRIPTION 9/27/04, PAGE 3, FACILITY LOCATION:
1955 APPLE TOWERS, SUITE 56
NEW YORK, NY 10600
CHANGE TO: 1955 APPLE TOWERS, SUITE 44
NEW YORK, NY 10600
REASON: MOVED TO ANOTHER BUILDING SUITE
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: SEE NEW LEASE AND PHOTOS
2) LAST YEAR'S RENEWAL -- DATE, PAGE & DESCRIPTION 9/27/04, PAGE 3, FAX: 212-676-3344
CHANGE TO: FAX: 212-676-3300
REASON: NEW EXCHANGE FROM TELCO
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:  
3) LAST YEAR'S RENEWAL -- DATE, PAGE & DESCRIPTION  
CHANGE TO:  
REASON:  
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: