Registration of motor vehicles previously registered in another Member State: press conference by Antonio TAJANI, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship
Première transmission: 04/04/2012
Brussels, Belgium - EC
Fin de production: 04/04/2012
On 4 April, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, presented a legislative proposal to facilitate the registration of cars, vans, buses and trucks that were previously registered in another EU country that the EU Comission adopted today.
The main benefits of this proposal will be:
- People who work in another EU country than the one they reside in and who use a car registered by their employer will not need to re-register it.
- Improvement for persons who spend a part of the year in another EU country who are often requested to re-register their vehicle.
- Considerable simplification of the administrative formalities for the re-registration within the EU of cars, vans, buses and trucks (for example greatly reducing the formalities when moving residence from one EU country to another and when purchasing a second hand car from another EU country).
Motor vehicle registration problems were identified in the first EU Citizenship Report as one of the main obstacles faced by citizens when moving to or working in another EU country. They were also highlighted as one of the 20 main concerns with the Single Market.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Antonio Tajani, EC Vice-President in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship
||SOUNDBITE (in Italian) Antonio Tajani saying that: Today, the EU Commission has approved a draft regulation to make it easier to come in line with the compulsory administrative measures in order to register an automobile from an other Member State. This is a highly innovative piece of legislation that moves in a number of directions: reducing red tape, costs, cases of fraud and helping citizens.
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||SOUNDBITE (in Italian) Antonio Tajani saying that: And for companies activities, person working in an other country no longer will have to register in the country of origin. And the company will be able to transfer vehicles form one country to the next making use of seasonable demand more effectively; in case of sport event, commercial activities benefiting from the most advantage rate helping tourism.
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