If you bring in an aircraft without an Export Certificate of Airworthiness it will need an annual inspection or equivalent.
The inspection workscope will have to be submitted to the MD-M to ensure the work planned will satisfy the requirements of import. A package will have to be assembled to submit to the MD-M and must consist of the following items:
- Completed aircraft importation checklist, MSI 26;
- Completed Application for Certificate of Airworthiness form 24-0043;
- Original Certificate of Airworthiness for Export where applicable;
- Current aircraft time and cycles;
- Copies of appropriate records of Engine, propeller and APU data, respecting last inspection, overhaul, hot section inspection, etc.;
- Copies of the appropriate portions of the maintenance records;
- Copies of the Type Certificate and revision status for aircraft, engine and propellor as applicable, Supplemental Type Certificates, etc.;
- Details of deficiencies noted during the inspection;
- Copy of the work report required to bring the aircraft into compliance;
- Details of the aging aircraft / Supplemental Structural Inspection programs, etc.;
- Current weight and balance report and equipment list;
- List of repairs or modifications, including 24-0045 forms, FAA 337 forms, validations of field approvals etc.;
- List of applicable and accomplished Airworthiness Directives;
- List of Service Bulletins incorporated; and
- Verification of all life limited and TBO parts and components i.e a listing.
Copies of the required forms can be obtained from the link section below.
As a side note, I do not personally recommend C of A's for Export from the United States.