26 companies apply for electric vehicle import permits

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File photo shows battery electric vehicles (BEVs) manufactured from the Thadukan Industrial Zone.

A total of 26 companies apply for electric vehicle import permits and the government has not approved them yet, said Maj-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Leader of the Information Team of the State Administration Council at the 21st Press Conference yesterday.
On 11 November, the Ministry of Commerce released a statement regarding the import rules for electric vehicles (EVs) in the pilot project.
The ministry said the importing companies must comply with the following facts if they do not hold business licences for showrooms in the pilot project to help support the electric vehicle and related businesses.
The companies must register with the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration whether it is a joint venture or wholly citizen-owned business. They must show sales contracts with export companies for each brand.
They have to be sought approval from the national-level leading committee on the development of electric vehicles and related business. There must be an EV warranty, spare parts availability, and service and maintenance of those vehicles.
The companies must seek permission from the Ministry of Commerce to register with the Road Transport Administration Department.
The notification takes effect on electric vehicles and buses for transport. They must be Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). The rules in the statement are effective between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023. Further amendments are to be made if necessary. The Ministry of Commerce released this Notification No 62/2022 on 11 November 2022. – TWA/GNLM

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