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The government «concrete» features of the automotive market behind the Urals

Dmitry Medvedev’s government in November 2018 decided not to force the situation in the Far East after the elections of the governors and adopted an unprecedented decision on the temporary order of importation into the country of right-hand drives for a period of one year. Residents of this federal district were allowed to import such cars from Japan and not to equip them with the Era-Glonass system.

Such a temporary order acted a whole year. But in December 2019, he was again extended for a similar time. Now you can predict how the b / y market will develop on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Apparently, the structure of the automotive market behind the Urals will be «concreted» for many years, and is characterized by a special Japanese flavor.

The main outcome of the past introduction of the preferential regime from 2018 was a rather significant increase in importation into the territory of the Far East of right-handed cars from the country of the rising sun.

The head of the Far Eastern Customs Administration Yuri Ladygin also said that last year the import of such cars increased by 28%, compared with a year earlier. 62% of the participants of this importation were individuals who were given «good» on the import of one car without equipping his Era-Glonass system, fixed by the previous decision of the government of Dmitry Medvedev.

In order for customs to put such machines for accounting, such temporary rules that are contrary to the technical regulations of the Customs Union «On the Safety of Wheel Vehicles», which is valid in the territory of the three countries since 2017, where it has been established that all newly issued, as well as Cars imported into the territory of the Russian Federation from abroad should establish the ERA-GLONASS system.

What is noteworthy, the territory of the Far East has a special, different car market from other regions. First, it is geographically isolated from the European part of the Russian Federation, where there are basic car assembly enterprises. Secondly, the regions of the Far East of the Russian Federation and Japan are geographically close. This led to the special structure of this regional car market, where the sale of used cars in several tens of times more sales of new cars from car dealerships. Locals who do not know about Japanese quality, do not even want to listen to the choice of new cars from the Trans-Ural RF. Japanese right-order models for the domestic market of the rising sun, not only do not give way, but also exceed them in most parameters. On the market you can find a used Japanese car and on the wallet, and according to the characteristics, so big here is the choice.

As for the ERA-GLONASS system, the response buttons for an accident, which must be equipped with all cars imported from abroad, then this system is difficult to integrate into the right-hand drive machines. In addition, at the beginning of last year, there were only two stations to install the system in the Far Eastern District in Primorsky Krai.

The government has once extended a temporary resolution period. Apparently, this year will be imported by the number of no less than the right-hand drives than in 2019. This should also be noted such a fact. The traditional range of distribution and high loyalty of the right-hand drive Japanese cars includes not only the regions of the Far East, but also most areas of Siberia.

Last year, only 107 thousand new cars of all brands were sold on the territory of SIBFO, according to AA Autostat.

On the other hand, the extension for the year of such a temporary resolution «preserves» the situation at the car market for a while. It turns out that the beneficiaries are residents of Siberia and the Far East. In turn, the structure of the market will remain for some time period of canned.

The government has been trying to reduce the import of right-hand drive Japanese cars for many years. The first major «hitting» was taken back during the previous crisis-2009. Then differentiated rates of customs duties were established, depending on age. Then the import of Japanese cars has dropped sharply from several hundred thousand per year to 113 thousand pieces in the first year of restrictions. Then, for several years, import volumes from Japan gradually decreased. But now the Far Easterns in the reserve there is another year. It is noteworthy that the streets of Siberian cities in considerable quantities have already appeared quite «fresh» right-hand driven Japanese women 2012-2014. Apparently, they will become even more.