PUBLIC LAW 100-562—OCT. 31, 1988
102 STAT. 2823
"(ii) will be exported (at no cost to the United States) by Exports. the Secretary of the Treasury or abandoned to the United States. The Secretary, for good cause shown, may allow an individual additional time, but not more than 30 days after the day on which the motor vehicle is offered for importation, to comply with subparagraph (A)(ii). "(g) Subsections (a)(1)(A) and (c)(1) shall not apply to any motor vehicle if the motor vehicle is imported for personal use, and not for purposes of resale, by any individual (including any member of the uniformed services)— "(1) whose assigned place of employment is outside the United States as of the date of the enactment of the Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988, and who has not had an assigned place of employment in the United States between that date and the date of entry of such motor vehicle, "(2) who has not previously imported a motor vehicle into the United States under the authority of this subsection (or subsection (b)(3) with respect to periods before the date of the enactment of the Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988), "(3) who had acquired (or had entered into a binding contract to acquire) such motor vehicle before the date of enactment of this subsection, "(4) who enters such motor vehicle not later than 4 years after such date of enactment, and "(5) who meets the terms, conditions, and other requirements in effect under subsection (b)(3) on the day before the date of the enactment of this subsection. Paragraphs (1) through (5) shall be carried out by certification in such form as either the Secretary or the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe. As used in this subsection, the term 'assigned place of employment' means the principal location at which an individual is permanently or indefinitely assigned to work. In the case of a member of the uniformed services, such term means the individual's permanent duty station. "(h) Subsections (a)(1)(A) and (c)(1) shall not apply to any motor vehicle if the motor vehicle is imported on a temporary basis for personal use by any individual— "(1) who is (A) a member of the personnel of a foreign government on assignment in the United States or a member of the Secretariat of a public international organization so designated under the International Organization Immunities Act, and (B) within the class of persons for whom free entry of motor vehicles has been authorized by the Secretary of State, or "(2) who is a member of the armed forces of a foreign country on assignment in the United States. The Secretary or the Secretary of the Treasury may require such verification of such status as the Secretary considers appropriate. The Secretary shall ensure that any motor vehicle entered under Exports. this subsection will be exported (at no cost to the United States) or abandoned to the United States when the individual involved ceases to reside in the United States and hold such status. No motor vehicle imported under this subsection may be sold while within the United States. "(i) Subsections (a)(l)(A) and (c)(1) shall not apply to any motor vehicle that is 25 or more years old.