“The elimination of tariffs aims to encourage the entry of green vehicles to the country. This advantage is the result of several actions taken by the Customs and Tariff Committee of the Ministry of Commerce, with the aim of reducing the pollution effects on human health and improve the air quality”, explained Environment minister, Beatriz Uribe Botero.
The official also confirmed that the extension of this initial quota was approved by the Council of Fiscal Policy for the next year. Moreover, she added that a request have been prepared to Committee to allow the duty-free import of buses to join the Integrated Mass Transportation Systems of the country.
This measure is in answer to the request of Antonio Celia Martinez-Aparicio, chairman of Promigas, who submitted a report of the sector where he said: “Public policy should promote the advantages of using natural gas for vehicles and stimulate conversions to this cleaner fuel”. The director stated that about 296,000 vehicles were converted to CNG in Colombia, in the last 10 years. “Currently, more than 30 cities around the country are using CNG and Bogotá ranks first with more than 100,000 units”, he concluded.