Iranian MPs have passed legislation proscribing the production, importing, and registration of vehicles that do not meet emission standards, according to a Farsi report by ICANA.
“The production and import of different types of vehicles are subject to their meeting emission standards as stipulated in this law and announced by the [National Iranian Standards] Organization,” reads the legislation.
Fuel consumption standards and the importing of standard parts related to the combustion or exhaust systems like exhaust pipes, filters and catalysts, are controlled and monitored by the National Iranian Standards Organization, and offenders will be dealt with according to the law.
The registration of different types of motor vehicles, whether manufactured by local auto makers or imported, is subject to meeting emission standards as stipulated in this legislation and to receiving permission from the National Iranian Standards Organization. The organization is obliged to halt imports of vehicles which are not in compliance with permitted emission levels set out in the legislation. Any sales or advance sales of such vehicles are prohibited.
The organization is obligated to improve emission standards in accordance with modern international standards in accordance with Iran’s Sixth National Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan.