The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Assosiation (VIA) has issued an alert reminding new and used vehicle importers to have Clean Car Standard (CCS) penalty attracting stock complied and MR2A issued before the start of 2023.
CCS will come into effect on 1 January next year which will require vehicles that emit over the CO2 threshold to pay a penalty or be offset by credit attracting vehicles.
In the alert, it states that importers have the option of deferring a payment (not the obligation to pay), which means the penalties will start to accrue on January 1 2023 but will not be billed until 1 June 2023.
On 1 June 2023, all accrued penalties will be billed and importers will be liable to pay at that stage.
The CCS also means that importers who have vehicles in stock that are waiting for them to reach 20 years to qualify for registration under the respective Rules for Emissions, Frontal Impact, Steering (LHD) and Brakes (ESC) will get a “double whammy” as these vehicles will be subject to paying the fee under the discount scheme and the CCS CO2 fee.
Questions can be directed to VIA at 0800 VIA VIA (842 842) or emailed to [email protected].