Azerbaijan bans registration of Lada and other sub-standard cars
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. By Decision #113 from 11 May the Cabinet Ministers of Azerbaijan has amended the Regulation on State Registration & Records of Motor Vehicles & their Trailers (Decision #39 from 15 March 1999).
Under the amendments, state registration, permanent record, issuance of certificates and license plates is carried out on one stop shop principle. At that, maximum period of registration was reduced from 1 day to 30 minutes, and issuance of license plates from 3 days to 1 day, while the process itself is conducted during the day without a break. Besides, it was also permitted submission of applications for registration, registration, issuance of certificates and license plates via the Internet. Payment for these services may only be conducted through a bank, post office, credit cards or the Internet.
In case a vehicle is on lease or a power of attorney is granted on it, the Ministry of Justice transfers within 3 days information on such an agreement to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and re-registration of the vehicle is conducted on its basis.
At the same time the country allows only registration of vehicles that meet standard AZS-599-2011.
This standard prohibits use of cars in the country without at least one airbag and antilock brake system without (ABS), which mainly refers to Lada cars (brand Zhiguli).
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