The three-month extension to the program of regularization of used cars of foreign origin granted by the federal government could become an “electoral weapon” for the party in power towards 2024, which will deliver the automotive sector and the national industry in generational danger. He warned about jobs and the conversion to electrification, as well as smuggling, to the business sector.
Guillermo Rosales, president of the Association of Mexican Automobile Distributors (AMDA), regretted the decision of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to extend until July the decree to import used cars from the United States of America and Canada, since the hidden risk of extending the rest to six years.
“In the decree there are four federal entities without a technical study, which proves (the regulation of vehicles) and with the risk that it extends to the entire national territory, and there is an objective choice after all this and against 2024”; distributors are limited.
This car decree expires on March 31, after the validity on January 19, 2022 and various extensions, under which 319,438 thousand units entered the country, a figure of over 1 million 132,751 new vehicles sold between March and last year. February 2023 (similar time).
The president of the Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), José Medina Mora, argued that the said measure had put the automotive sector and their jobs at risk for a political-electoral measure and collection, the ideal of which is what it has. received a surplus income of more than 3,000 million pesos due to the legalization of “chocolate cars”.
“When the decree promoting the regularization of used vehicles of foreign origin was published on January 19, 2022, President AMLO promised to help the people and to put an end to this problem, the fact is that because of this program, a series of frauds against the population and organizations that promise such regularization , the obsolescence of the Public Vehicle Registry to meet the requirement and the phenomenon of stolen vehicles increased due to the omission of closing the border for this type of units, “Rosales” said.
This announcement from the federal executive confirms what we warned a little more than a year ago, said the president of Coparmex “it is just unjust, strong and inconvenient for the second-hand Mexican car market, whose useful life, components, etc. have been certified to avoid damage to the environment, care for investment and for the safety of the customers”.