Govt Bans Importation of 10-Year Old Cars

Govt Bans Importation of 10-Year Old Cars

TIRANA, October 29

The Albanian government has adopted a ban on importation of vehicles that are 10 years-old from the manufacturing date. The ban will come into effect 30 days after being published in the Official Gazette. The restriction will apply also for heavy goods vehicles. The bill defines that all the new vehicles should meet the Euro 5 standard, while used cars must meet the Euro 4 standard and should be manufactured no more than ten years before the first registration in Albania.
Further on, the bill also defines a new term for the registration of imported cars that are older than ten years. The deadline for this category was postponed from 31 December 2018 to 1 March 2019.

According to the new bill, the vehicles in Albania must meet the following criteria:
New cars with zero km on the clock that are not registered in any other country should meet the Euro 5 emission standard of the European Union.

Vehicles such as motorcycles, buses, M2 and N1 trucks with zero km in the clock that are not registered in any other country should meet the Euro 5 emission standard of the European Union.
Used cars that meet Euro 4 standard and have been registered in another country before, must be manufactured no more than ten years before the first registration in Albania.
Other used vehicles such as motorcycles, buses, M2 or N1trucks that meet the Euro 3 standard and have been registered in another country before, must be manufactured no more than 15 years before the first registration in Albania.

In the meantime, the list of the following vehicles are not subject to the law restrictions:
Old and classical cars manufactured before December 1970
Vehicles of historical, cultural, or social values
Vehicles imported by physical or juridical subjects for humanitarian aid purposes

News Source: local media

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