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GERMANY ENACTS BAN ON CHIP-TUNING MODIFICATIONS

The German government has notified the automotive technical approval services in Germany that, effective immediately, they are prohibited from approving engine-management software (“chip tuning”) modifications. The government has cited lack of knowledge on the effects these modifications have on exhaust emissions, as well as other vehicle systems, such as braking and steering.

CONNECT WITH MORE THAN 4,000 INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PRE-REGISTERED FOR THE 2008 SEMA SHOW

More than 4,000 international buyers have pre-registered to attend the 2008 SEMA Show. Exhibitors: Find out which international buyers are interested in your products by visiting www.SEMAShow.com/tradeleads.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 2008 SEMA SHOW INTERNATIONAL HAPPY HOUR

SEMA Show exhibitors are invited to attend the largest industry international networking event of the year, designed to bring together international buyers and manufacturers. A registration form is available online at www.SEMAShow.com/happyhour.

Note that pre-registration is required, and while there is no cost for this November 5 event, invitations are on a space-available basis only.

Questions? Contact Linda Spencer at lindas@sema.org.

DON'T MISS SEPTEMBER 5 DEADLINE FOR FREE LISTING IN SEMA INTERNATIONAL BUYERS' GUIDE

SEMA Show exhibitors have one week left to reserve their free listings in the SEMA International Buyers' Guide. The annual buyers' guide is shipped to every U.S. embassy and distributed to every international buyer at the SEMA Show and automotive trade shows worldwide. All exhibitors and SEMA members are invited to take advantage of this opportunity.

CHINESE IMPORTER SEEKS AMERICAN OFF-ROAD SUPPLIERS

A Beijing-based importer and distributor is seeking U.S. 4x4 products for the Chinese market, specifically products to suit the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Among the products that are sought include:

MORE THAN 500 SIGN UP FOR FREE INTERNATIONAL BUYERS' GUIDE LISTING—DON'T MISS SEPTEMBER 5th DEADLINE!

SEMA members and SEMA Show exhibitors are entitled to a free listing in the 2008–2009 SEMA International Buyers' Guide. The annual buyers' guide is distributed to every international buyer at the SEMA Show, shipped to every U.S. embassy and distributed at automotive trade shows worldwide. The deadline to take advantage of this free listing is September 5. A copy of the form is available online at www.SEMAShow.com/ibg.

Questions? Contact lindas@sema.org.

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