Guillermo Rosales, president of the Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA), highlighted the negative impacts of the measure, including a oversupply in the used vehicle market.
“This action will increase the impact on the domestic market, since there has been no action to end the corruption of officials at all levels who continue to allow the illegal entry of foreign used vehicles into the country, circulate through cities and federal highways to its sale on public roads and flea markets,” he commented.
In the presidential conference this Friday, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, assured that las a result of a request made in Baja California, by around 2,500 owners of this type of irregular units. “They start with a letter and not a number, because they come from Europe or Asia, so we are looking for how to proceed with the regularization of thousands of vehicles,” he said.
Since the beginning of March of last year – when the measure began in the country – and until now, 1,874,338 vehicles have been regularized. The amount exceeds the expectation of the total sale of new cars for this yearwhich is around just over 1.3 million units, according to AMDA’s outlook.
The agency has spoken out against this measure since the beginning of the year because it considers that these cars entered the country “illegally” and encourage organized crime by facilitating the acquisition and transaction of irregular cars in the country.