Oh man. We'd literally been waiting for the better part of two decades for the Belgians to do something mean so we could bust out that classic Python ref. Flemish-speakin' dealers selling American cars are teetering at the edge of the Insolvent Sea because government officials refuse to recognize US safety certification, insisting that European certificates be issued. The cars can be imported via Germany, but that tacks on an extra 3,000 euros to the price tag. Interestingly enough, vehicles of Japanese and Korean origin as well as cars other cars hailing from non-EU nations don't face the same restrictions. Dealers are calling it anti-American. Government officials are calling it "responsible." You make the call.
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