Dealers oppose bill allows import of 10-year old cars
Santo Domingo.- The president of the certified auto dealers grouped in Acofave yesterday rejected a bill that would ease the ban on importing cars older than five years by extending it to 10 years, arguing that the measure would negatively impact the economy.
Enrique Fernandez said the official dealers are totally against a bill to amend the vehicle import law on the books since January 2001, calling the initiative “an unpleasant surprise.”
He said a buyer in the market for a new vehicle doesn’t consider a used car older than five years.
Fernandez said the companies affiliated to Acofave market new autos exclusively, except for some trade-ins, adding that 71.4% of the vehicles in the country are over 10 years old.
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