From the next year, customs excise collections will be applied to the imported automobiles, size of which will depend on volume of the motor of the imported automobile. It has already caused agiotage demand for automobiles. The President of the Association of the Automobile Dealers of Azerbaijan, Natig Zarbaliyev, informed Trend that the benefits from applying new excise are more than harms. Of course, it is bad that the cars became more expensive. I was told in Ganja Car Factory that the application of the excises will not lead to the stimulation of the internal car production in Ganja, Shamakhi and Baku because the excises will also be collected from the imported automobile components, he said. But we can't forget the interest of the state. The new collections will be transferred to the budget of the social institutions, and this will allow increasing the salaries of teachers, doctors, etc.
Association of the Automobile Dealers of Azerbaijan Supports Application of Excises to Imported Automobiles
18 December 2006 14:23 (UTC+04:00)