The union of importers of motorcycles has reported that in 2016 sales grew by 19%, lower than the 23% increase achieved in the previous year.
Figures from the Association of Motorcycle Importers (Aima) indicate that last year 67,736 units were sold, 19% more than what was sold in 2015, but lower than the 75,000 units that the union planned for this year.
The SAT has announced that from January 2017, 42% of the commercial value of the vehicle will be applied when calculating the amount of import tax to be paid.
The taxable values for calculating the circulation tax on vehicles (ISCV) will not be changed.Abel Cruz, Indentent of Revenue, told Prensalibre.com that"...The new amendments, which will come into effect on January 1, 2017, refer to the SAT applyling 42% of the commercial value of the vehicle, a figure supplied by distribution companies."
Through a decree issued by the Ministry of Finance between January and August 2017 agencies and distributors will not be able to import vehicles whose model corresponds to 2018.
Decree number 39941-H which the Ministry of Finance issued on October 21 in La Gaceta states that, in order to regulate the assessment procedure for the import of vehicles, between January and August 2017 units can not be imported whose models corresponding to the following year, 2018.
Between January and August this year, 43,976 new vehicles were registered in the country, almost 8% more than in the same period in 2015.
Of the total number of vehicles registered during the first eight months of the year, 41% were regular cars, 29% were SUVs, and 15% Pick ups, according to figures from the Office of the Comptroller General of Colombia.
In the first half of the year registration of vehicles grew by 7%, driven by registrations of SUV vehicles, which grew by 18% and by pickup trucks, which grew by 35%.
Data from the Comptroller General of the Republic showed that in the first half of the year 33,164 vehicles were registered, of which 13,877 were regular cars, 1,424 were luxury cars, 9,568 SUVs and 5,111 pick ups,In addition about 2700 buses, trucks and other vehicles were registered.
Honda, Yamaha, Freedom, Suzuki and Formula control more than 50% of the total market of motorcycles registered in the country.
A study carried out by the business intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData.com on the vehicle fleet of Costa Rica shows that the number of vehicles registered each year in the country has been increasing since the fall recordedin 2009, due to the international financial crisis, and in 2015 more than 130 thousand units were registered, exceeding the historical record that stood since 2008 of about 127,000 units.
In December 2015, 22% of the vehicles circulating in the countries of the region were between 1 and 5 years old, and 19% were between 6 and 10 years old.
The report "Vehicular Fleet in Central America in 2015," compiled by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData com details the age of vehicles circulating in the countries in Central America.
Of all vehicles circulating in the country at the end of 2015, 63% were automobiles, 19% motorcycles, 13% light duty vehicles and 3% heavy load vehicles.
Figures from the report "Vehicular Fleet in Central America" prepared by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData.com, indicate that 1.3 million vehicles were in circulation up to December 2015, of which 63% were cars.
On August 15 pre-qualification documents will be received in Honduras for the project involving property registration, vehicle inspections, supply of number plates, driving licenses, traffic violations and fine collections.
From a statement issued by the Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnership (COALIANZA):
On August 15, the Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnerships (COALIANZA) will be receiving pre-qualification documents for the Project on Operations, Finance and Administration of the Registry for Vehicular Property, at the national level, and Implementation of Vehicle Inspection Centers, Supply of Number Plates, Driving Licenses, Modernization of the Penalties System for Traffic Violations and Modernization of Fine Collection.
Documents are being prepared for the tender in February of the design and implementation of a Vehicle Registry system, which will be migrated from the Executive Revenue Department to the Property Institute.
It is expected that late January will see the publication of the terms of reference and the specifications for tender for development of a system and support of the technology platform, which must be made within a period of six months.
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