Iranian standards organization warns on substandard cars
Tehran, Iran, Feb. 5
By Kamyar Eghbalnejad – Trend:
The Institute of Standards & Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) has once again warned that the country will prevent importing and producing substandard vehicles.
The head of ISIRI, Naiyereh Pirouzbakht, has said that 25 car brands have been identified that need to meet the newly-announced standards.
The European and Chinese companies have also been informed that they need to meet the new standards in order to export their products to the country, she added.
The new requirements are part of ISIRI’s push for implementation of a more stringent automotive standard, known as the Islamic Republic Car Assessment Program (IRCAP).
The system is scheduled to come into full force by January 2019 and will include 30 new regulations with the total number of automotive standards reaching 85.
The plan is supported by Iran’s Automotive Policymaking Council, a government body that oversees performance of local carmakers, Financial Tribune reported earlier in January.
Iran imported 58,850 passenger cars during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year (started March 20, 2017), indicating an increase of 6 percent year-on-year.
The value of the imported cars amounted to $1.565 billion in the 10-month period, 7.4 percent up compared to the same time of last year.