Title 2 Transportation
2278 Imported Vehicles/Federal Standards (Formerly Reg. No. 77)
Whereas there is a sudden influx of foreign vehicles known as “grey market imports” which were manufactured for sale in Europe; and
Whereas such imported vehicles at time of manufacture do not meet U.S. Standards for Safety and Emissions; and
Whereas such vehicles may be sold to consumers who are unaware that the vehicles were not manufactured for U.S. Standards; and
Whereas the Division of Motor Vehicles is the agency responsible for assuring vehicle safety and exhaust emissions testing;
1.0 The following regulation becomes effective March 1, 1985:
Pursuant to 21 Del.C. §302:
1.1 No imported vehicle with a foreign “Manufacturer's Statement of Origin” shall be titled or registered in Delaware unless a Certification of Compliance accompanies the title application.
1.2 The Certification(s) of Compliance are required to assure the Division that the vehicle now complies with the U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Standards and U.S. E. P. A. Standards (for emissions).
1.3 Items 1 and 2 do not apply to foreign vehicles which have a “uniform” Manufacturer' Statement of Origin accompanying the title application. These MSO’s are all printed in English language and are the same type that accompany all domestic cars which are manufactured in the United States.