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Importing Into the U.S.? Government Steps Up Enforcement of Mandatory Filing

The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced its intent to crack down on companies importing product into the U.S. without filing the prerequisite reports with U.S. government officials.

Best of the 2009 SEMA Show in Photos

The best new products, customized cars and showfloor action from the 2009 SEMA Show—click through to see it all here in this 16-page gallery. 

Gain a Foothold in Mexico's Booming Automotive Market

Booth space is now available at the upcoming 2010 PAACE Automechanika Show, July 14-16, in Mexico City, an event that draws more than 18,000 attendees in the automotive industry.

China Becomes Largest Vehicle Market

Chinese consumers, for the first time, purchased more cars and light trucks in 2009 than U.S. car buyers. China sold 12.8 million cars and light trucks in 2009 (13.6 million with heavy-duty truck sales factored in) to become the world's largest vehicle market, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

SEMA Board Nominations Due

Now more than ever, the specialty-equipment industry needs strong, visionary leadership. SEMA's 2010 Board of Directors Nominating Committee asks you to choose the industry's most talented leaders for a seat on the SEMA Board of Directors.

MySEMA: A Gateway to Industry Networking and Collaboration

MySEMA, a social networking tool available on, provides a platform for members to stay connected with peers and receive the latest industry news and information.

Local Distributor's Insight: China Represents "Enormous Potential for Consumer Spending"

SEMA News is interviewing top distributors/retailers in China in a series of monthly articles to introduce the larger players in the evolving specialty-equipment market in China to the magazine's readers.

SEMA Delegation Explores Demand for Specialty Equipment in China

Thirteen SEMA-member companies recently traveled to Beijing for a firsthand look at the developing Chinese market for specialty-equipment products.

Speed TV Debuts SEMA Show Special

Tune in to SPEED TV on December 13 to see highlights from the 2009 SEMA Show, including hot new products and exhibitors. Click through for additional details. 

The Most Accessory-Friendly Vehicles for 2010

Car and truck buyers seek the vehicles that best suit their needs, including the need to be individual. While the automakers deliver an amazing variety of products to fit dozens of market niches, they cannot possibly create a unique vehicle for every unique customer. Accessory and performance product fill that void, allowing unlimited and complete personalization of any car and truck.

The 2010 Most Accessory-Friendly Vehicles
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