64659
Fake auto parts have become a major problem for car owners and service centers.
Fake auto parts have become a major problem for car owners and service centers.

Auto Parts Industry Unfriendly to Imports

Auto Parts Industry Unfriendly to Imports

The director of Iran’s Auto Parts Dealers Guild, Ghulam  Reza Bakhshizade, has dismissed claims by several auto industry experts that the main problem with Iran’s auto parts sector is smuggling.
In a talk with local automotive website Donyaye Khodro, he said, “Contrary to claims that smuggled auto parts are the main problem of the auto market, it is actually the widespread legal imports of inferior and non-genuine parts that continue to be the major problem for parts makers.”
Bakhshizade was referring to auto parts imported under the ‘alias’ of European firms, while in reality they were produced by low-quality uncertified Chinese firms disguised as genuine.
He said, “Since import tariffs for auto parts are low, smuggling would not be economically viable.”
The guild official maintained, “It can be said that the share of contraband auto parts in the domestic auto market is meager and thus inconsequential.”
According to Bakhshizade, one of the ways to counter fake parts is to strengthen oversight and monitoring procedures by the Customs Administration and Iran Standard and Quality Inspection Company (ISQI).
On the issue of genuine Chinese auto parts, he said, “Several Iranian firms have partnered with Chinese automakers and are importing from that country. A great portion of the auto parts are produced by the Chinese firms under the license of European businesses.”
He went on to say that “These auto parts have standard quality and are priced even lower than locally made parts.”
But his concern with this segment of Chinese products was the low price rather than the deception of customers by labeling them as ‘made Europe’.
Locally produced auto parts are mostly used by domestic carmakers and sold through their sales network. Furthermore, the price of local products is usually higher than their Chinese and even European equivalents in some cases.
Bakhshizade  proposed a new scheme for inspecting the market. “By giving legal authority to the guild to shut down business selling fake auto parts, the presence of non-genuine parts can be curbed.”
Task forces have been created earlier and inspect auto parts dealer shops across the country, he added.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/luHtWn
  1. https://goo.gl/UU5Y2u
  • https://goo.gl/aFKek4
  • https://goo.gl/MxmguB
  • https://goo.gl/OqF9cz
  • https://goo.gl/RHje23

You can also read ...

Call for Prioritizing Financial  Ties During Visit of UK’s FM
Boosting banking relations with Britain is a top priority of...
The world’s 66 steelmakers produced 1.41 billion tons of steel during the 10 months, up 5.6% YOY.
Iranian steel mills produced 17.9 million tons of steel since...
Speculations About Gold Rally
The sudden leap in gold coins’ prices and their unprecedented...
17 Foreign Apparel Brands Licensed
A total of 17 foreign apparel brands have acquired licenses to...
TCCIM Doubles Down on Sound Forex Policies
By keeping the rial overvalued, the administration is in fact...
Iran needs to import around 800,000 tons of rice every year.
The temporary ban on rice imports has been lifted from Nov. 22...
About 1.65 billion shares valued at $108.8 million changed hands at TSE on Nov. 21.
Tehran Stock Exchange's main index gained 513.40 points or 0....
For a Successful  Implementation of IFRS
In the Iranian banking world, the IFRS fever has been running...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Trending

Googleplus