EXPORTING STOLEN VEHICLES: AN AMERICAN GROWTH INDUSTRY

This article addresses the problem of the exportation of stolen automobiles and aircraft. It is a costly problem for the U.S. insurance industry which is seeking to stop it. With the help of the National Automobile Theft Bureau (NATB), auto insurers are urging Congress to enact laws restricting the flow of stolen vehicles to other countries. Legislation amending the Tariff Act of 1930 (HR 1744), which is being considered by the House Subcommittee on Trade, would make it a federal offense to import or export vehicles, aircraft or their parts, with the knowledge that the vehicle or part was stolen. Other provisions of HR 1744 and the specific problems with Mexico and the confiscation of stolen vehicles or use of stolen vehicles in drug smuggling are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Insurance Information Institute

    110 William Street
    New York, NY  United States  10038
  • Authors:
    • Banham, R
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 32-36
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 523
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM