Government may relax used car imports age limit to ten years

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The upcoming budget may bring good news for some and bad for most but one thing we’re sure of now is that the auto assemblers wouldn’t be getting any good news if the Government really does what they say they’re going to do.

According to auto dealers, the government may allow used car imports up to ten year in the upcoming budget which is causing a great concern amongst the auto assemblers.

HM Shahzad, Chairman, All Pakistan Motor Dealers Association said that “we are hopeful that in the coming budget, the government will allow commercial import of used vehicles and relax the age limit to 10 years and will reduce the tariff on imported vehicles.”

He said that in the upcoming budget “we have also asked the government to remove regulatory duty on 1800cc and above and also to increase the depreciation rate to 2 percent from 1 percent.”

Moreover, he also said that it was becoming impossible for even the middle-income group to buy small segment cars sighting the rise in prices of the locally assembled. The relaxation in import of cars gives them better and cheaper priced cars.

But the small scuffle between the government, auto importers and the assemblers leaves the consumers in a decay of endless debauchery at the hands of the three.

Auto assemblers said that they are appalled with the apathetic attitude of the government against the auto assemblers which can compete with the new importer cars but cannot compete the 5 years old model that are considered obsolete and treated as junk in the rest of the world.

But we have to add, Mehran, Swift and Coure were also obsolete for the rest of the world and brought them here. Even all the motorcycles are all obsolete yet they are being assembled here as new.

More so, the solution lies with neither allowing ten years old cars nor with the auto assemblers. It lies with how Pakistan makes its Automobile policy, which is wrong. It makes it difficult for ambitious Pakistani entrepreneurs to make a Pakistani vehicle since the Automobile policy says that to make a car in Pakistan, the said auto maker must meet the volumes of the existing auto makers operating in Pakistan.

Baber K. Khan

An auto enthusiast trying to bring car media mainstream.

  • if it is so!
    get ready for the lots of lots!
    And every middle class persone would be able to buy one 🙂
    and also it will give some sense to the auto asemblers which they want!
    but jaisi govt hai lgta nai aisa ho 🙁
    but still wolrd goes on hope!

  • kashif

    I seriously doubt this will happen especially the 10 year part. It would kill the local industry and the heavy hitters playing in this field are very close to our dear president so I think this is just a shot in the dark article.

  • AA

    Anyone knows how to import from Singapore? What are the cost?

  • Imran

    From auto traffic point of view, I hope this does not happen. Would you enjoy sitting in traffic all day?

  • Asif Naveed

    But How will you drive without Petrol/CNG
    Tooooooo Expensives

  • farhan

    Bhai saab ager 10 years ke liye khool diya na to japan me rate bhi hight ho jai ga or phir duty bhi who hi deni hogi rate me purani gari ke hisaab se itna furk nahi pare ga.

  • THAT WILL BE AN OUTSTANDING AND EXACTLY A CORRECT DECISION BECAUSE WE ARE THE LOVERS OF RACING AND IF GOVERNMENT ALLOW IMPORT LIKE THIS SO IT WILL BE LIKE A BLAST OF NEW AND PERFECT CARS IN PAKISTAN INTEND OF GETTING OLD CAR MAKE IT TO NEW AND CUSTOMISE IT COST TOO MUCH BUT STILL WE DID NOT GET THE PERFECTION AND IF WE GOT THE CUSTOMISE CARS FROM COMPANY OR SOME BIG HOSE POWER CARS FREE OF ALOT OF CUSTOM WE WILL MAKE PAKISTAN THE HOME OF EXPENSIVE AND PERFECT CARS WORLD WILL SEE WHAT BROUGHT TO HOME HOPE IT WILL BE DONE SOON WHAT AN IDEA SIR G.

  • asdfasdf

    ab becho 2 lakh ki mehraan 6 may… good decision 🙂

  • its good. they better improve the roads and educate and then may allow upto 100 years old cars with 0% duty….

    its already loaded with traffic…..

  • mustafa

    means cars prices will go down or what ????

  • bk

    They will go down probably depending on what eventually comes out in the upcoming budget.

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