YEREVAN. – Even though the ban on imports of vehicles with right-hand steering wheels will lead to price increases in the car market of Armenia, this fluctuation in prices will not be considerable.
Tigran Hovhannisyan, Chairman of the “Drivers’ Defense League” NGO, expressed such a view speaking to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“The customs rates specified for importing automobiles [into Armenia] have been reduced,” said Hovhannisyan. “That’s why, in my view, the price fluctuations in the [country’s] car market will not be so great.”
The Armenian government on Thursday made a decision whereby the import, registration, and operation of vehicles with right-hand steering wheels shall be banned in Armenia, as of April 1.
This ban, however, will not apply to the owners of such cars that were imported before April 1.