Allied Supplier [Transportation] Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 583.4 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B -- Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter V -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; Part 583 -- Automobile Parts Content Labeling], allied supplier means “a supplier of passenger motor vehicle equipment that is wholly owned by the manufacturer, or in the case of a joint venture vehicle assembly arrangement, any supplier that is wholly owned by one member of the joint venture arrangement. A supplier is considered to be wholly owned by the manufacturer if a common parent company owns both the manufacturer and the supplier, or if a group of related companies own both the manufacturer and the supplier and no outside interests (interests other than the manufacturer itself or companies which own the manufacturer) own the supplier.”