Age limit of imported cars reduced from 5 to 3 years

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Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) has made the decision to reduce the age limit of imported used cars from five to three years to give relief to the local auto assemblers.

The new age limit will come into effect from the December 15, 2012.

Back in 2008, Government had reduced the age limit from five to three years for imported cars which brought the share of imported cars from 17 to 6 percent only until government in 2010, reversed the decision in light of the rising car prices and it’s lack of control over local auto assemblers.

To add to the annoyance of buyers and dealers, the decision has once again been reversed and the age limit has once again been reduced.

All Pakistan Motor Dealers Association (APMDA) has protested and said that the decision was unfair as now, the prices of imported cars will rise making them unfeasible for buyers and also incurring a significant loss of upto 32 billion rupees to the national exchequer.

Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA), which lobbied for the reduction in age of used car imports has welcomed the decision while it’s chairman, said that the industry will uphold the ‘customer comes first’ philosophy in line with our vision.

We wonder then about the ‘customer comes first’ philosophy because there is only one car available in the price bracket of under one million Pakistani rupees.

No more choices for you except two cars now; Gli or Xli.

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15 Comments
  1. Usman Raza says

    The best solution for Importers to continue their sales….. is to lower down their profit margins a bit…. if 2007 model vitz is of 11lak…. make 2009 vitz available to consumer at 11.5 lak…Only you guys can save consumer from buying crap made by local assemblers.INSHALLAH this will increase your sales and you will succeed against these cartels..

  2. Muneeb UrRehman says

    Strongly Condemnable!

  3. Shahzad Ahmad says

    Local car manufacturer mafia did it again…

  4. Abdul Basit says

    gov happy assemblers happy who cares for else.. consumers you must buy these… O yes customer first and you see gov care for you so they decide what you should have don't waste money 😉 welcome Pakistani democracy… 🙂

  5. Muhammad Saad Raza says

    local cars except Honda suck your right local car mafia did it again.

  6. Mustafa Iftekhar says

    I have bought a gli…. now find 1 for your self also 🙂

  7. Usman Khan says

    Gli sucks… cartooon car

  8. Saqib Raza says

    Why can't the government adopt a balanced policy. They could have reduced the age limit to 4 years. Why it has to be 3 or 5 every time?

  9. Imran Khan says

    Govt must have got its share (Bhatta) from local car manufacturing mafia.

  10. Abdul Basit says

    I want to produce made in Pakistan 100% car, looking for investor, car range starting from 2 lac. car will be environment friendly and customer will be directly connected with company customer support where team will take his feedback and rectify problems. customer will have option to upgrade his car by new model. don't know when but one day inshAllah.

  11. M Tariq Arain says

    Asalam-O-Alaikum.
    All Pakistanis are very shacked with this bad news "Age limit of imported cars reduced from 5 to 3 years". This news like a drone attack from ECC and arainged by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA)on our Pakistani nation.
    All Pakistanis and small car dealers are looking to APMDA.
    Please do some think for our nation and go to the Supreme Court Of Pakistan against this ECC drone attack arranged by PAMA.
    Contact with media groups like Kamran Khan , GEO and asked him play the rolls for our nation.
    APMDA should Strongly Condemn this decisions.

    Best Regards

    M. Tariq
    NTN ENTERPRISES
    Add: Honda Chowk, G.T Road Ghotki, Sindh Pakistan.
    Cell: 92-313-3455156.
    Tel: 92-723-682533.
    Fax: 92-723-684065.
    Skype: ntnenterprises.
    E-mail: [email protected].

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  12. Salman Amin says

    I am very angry on this decision. these local manufacturers except honda should be shut off and sent to jails. Japanese used cars rock, but now they have deprived people of these again.

  13. Sarmad Ali Khan says

    outcomes of corrupt, inefficient governament.

  14. Mansoor Abbasi says

    its a fuck all policy by the govt, local cars are damm expensive and pathetic….they are total crap….govt has taken money for this decision from TOYOTA n SUZUKI….. pls revert this stupid decision.

  15. Waqar Bhatti says

    car manufacturers are the biggest and richest CARTEL in Pakistan.

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