MITI has gone back on its decision to implement a Vehicle End-of-Life Policy for now. An intention to implement such a policy had been announced when the ministry released its NAP Review 2009 earlier this month. The Ministry of Transport was to come up with a road map of the policy’s implementation, but the first step was to introduce a mandatory vehicle inspection for your road tax to be renewed annually.
So we don’t have to worry about them taking away our old vehicles after a certain amount of years, or being hassled with an inspection every year. Personally I feel that we are not ready financially for a scrap policy, but vehicle inspection could have been a good idea, if implemented with spaced out intervals such as every 3 years instead of every year. It’s good news but not all good news, as the ban on used part imports from June 2011 still stays.
Annual vehicle inspection for road tax renewal implementation start date not set for now
NAP Review: 15-year old car annual inspection precursor to full vehicle end-of-life policy
Import of used parts to end June 2011
NAP Review’s hybrid car incentives
Full NAP Review text released by MITI
National Automotive Policy 2009 Review Results