Toyota wants to establish an utilisation plant near Moscow

Toyota wants to establish an utilisation plant near Moscow

Auto Vesti – Moscow Regional Government has announced that the Japanese manufacturer Toyota has made them an offer, proposing the establishment of an utilisation plant near Moscow, for the purpose of recycling old automobiles. It has also been stated that the Head of the Government: Andrei Sharov has promised the Japanese executives all kinds of assistance within possibility.

As one may remember, a new utilisation fee had been put into practice in Russia, being valid from 01.09.2012. The automobile importers had been obliged to pay a certain amount of cash for every vehicle they bring into the country, equivalent to the cost of scraping the vehicles at the end of their life cycles, in order to prevent environmental damage. The manufacturers who operate within the country are exempt from this fee, however, they are under the obligation to establish their own scrap yards.