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Auto Reform Plan Lacks Teeth
Auto Reform Plan Lacks Teeth
October 01, 2022 20:41
  • Auto Reform Plan Lacks Teeth
    An expert reviewed the Industries, Mining and Trade Ministry’s document on the domestic automotive industry’s reform strategies and said a lack of a clear executive plan is its main flaw.  “The...
  • Domestic Carmakers Unable to Accomplish Production Goals
    The policy of domestic car manufacturers changed this year from increasing turnover to completing cars with parts deficit, Saeed Madani, the former CEO of SAIPA, said.  Automakers managed to...
  • IRICA’s Foreign Cars in Limbo
    The fate of 2,400 foreign cars in the parking lots of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration is unclear. This is while IRICA has announced that more than 1,000 of these cars will be...
  • Automakers Object to Mandatory Participation in Car Scrapping
    The government’s car scrapping plan is facing challenges, as experts demand more clarity, car manufacturers oppose their obligations and car owners remain mystified. The government wants to get...
  • Higher Fines, Blacklist Await Counterfeit Car Part Sellers 
    The fine for selling counterfeit car parts will be increased by 16 times and sellers will be blacklisted, a deputy industries minister announced. Mohammad Mehdi Baradaran added that once...
  • Impact of Exports on Auto Parts Industry Scrutinized 
    An automotive expert believes exports will help improve the quality of parts and boost their manufacturing industry. Recently, the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran obliged...
  • Vehicle Production Grows 10% 
    The number of total vehicles (including heavy, commercial and passenger cars) produced in the five months ending Aug. 22 has increased by 10% compared with the same period of last year, the head of...
  • Car Import Rules Clarified 
    Industries, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Fatemi-Amin clarified ambiguities related to car import rules and regulations in a press conference on Sept. 5. “From the very outset, we announced that...
  • Saina Electric Vehicle Unveiled
    SAIPA unveiled its electric vehicle in the Automobile Industry Transformation Exhibition. The exhibition, held at Tehran’s International Fairground on Aug. 25-28, was an opportunity for domestic...
  • Government Policy Deeming Tires Strategic Harmful 
    Tire industry players believe that apart from supply and economy-related problems, the government’s policy considering tires as a strategic product creates problems for the industry.  "When you...
  • Car Filter Import Ban Lifted 
    The two-year ban on importing car filters has been lifted, secretary of Iran’s Filter Manufacturers and Exporters Association announced. Ali Soleimani also told Donyaye Khodro that filters can be...
  • Government Announces Regulations, Bylaws for Importing Economy Cars
    Regulations for car imports, approved by the Council of Ministers on August 17, were announced by First Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber on Aug. 25. Although the price of imported cars has a...
  • SAIPA Citroen Company Clears Inventory of Incomplete Cars
    For the first time in recent years, SAIPA Citroen Company cleared its parking lot of all incomplete cars in the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22). A total of 15,600...
  • SAIPA to Unveil Two Engines
    SAIPA plans to unveil two engines in the current fiscal year (started March 21) in cooperation with Mega Motor Company, according to the CEO of SAIPA Group. "In addition to SAIPA Research Center,...
  • IKCO’s Inventory of Incomplete Cars Decreases by 89 Percent 
    Iran Khodro Company’s (IKCO) parking lots will be cleared of incomplete cars in the coming days, according to Iran Khodro’s vice president for development and production. "Incomplete cars at the...
  • Luxury Car Owners Paying Higher Taxes  
    An estimated 18,000 owners of luxury car paid 1.3 trillion rials ($4.31 million) in tax on their cars, the Iranian National Tax Administration’s (INTA) deputy chief said. “Tax has been levied on...
  • Emulating China?
    China has emerged as the world’s largest carmaker thanks to clearly defined strategies and goals, access to high-tech, deserving incentives, admirable management, informed decisions and the Chinese...
  • Car Import Requisites Underlined 
    Supply and demand are the main issues in car imports and should be considered in import regulations that are being compiled by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade, according to a member of...
  • IKCO’s Incomplete Cars Down 80%
    The incomplete cars of Iran Khodro Company have declined by 80% on Aug. 5 compared with the same day of last year, according to IKCO’s deputy for comprehensive production system.  Shahram Salehi...
  • Tire Output Tops 8m in 4 Months 
    Tires produced in the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22) have increased in terms of number but declined with regard to tonnage. Domestic tire manufacturing companies...
  • Venezuela to Purchase SAIPA Cars  
    Venezuela’s Transportation Minister Ramón Velásquez said his country will buy 10,000 completely knocked down (CKD) and completely built up (CBU) vehicles from SAIPA Automotive Group. Velásquez,...
  • Domestic Production Best Supplier of Economy Cars 
    Domestic production is one of the best options from among the three considered by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade for supplying economy cars, according to a faculty member at Iran...
  • IKCO Set to Sell 13.7% of Shares
    Iran Khodro Industrial Group has invited domestic and foreign investors to participate in the bid for purchasing its state-owned and intragroup shares. According to this call, Samand Investment...
  • Mandate for Car Spare Parts Causing Market Disruption 
    The recent mandate to use tracking code and product ID for automotive spare parts has caused problems for manufacturers and sales representatives.  While the new plan is designed to regulate the...
  • Automakers Register 38% Losses Despite 18% Production Growth
    The financial reports of domestic automakers show that they have registered 18% production growth, which is the highest in the industrial sector during the third month of the current fiscal year (...

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