ArmInfo.Sepuh-1 will assemble SsangYong crossovers (South Korea). General Director of the National Body for Standards and Metrology Albert Babayan told ArmInfo correspondent. , he stressed.
According to Babayan, the Sepuh-1 company was registered in Armenia in 2018. In 2020, the latter applied to the Ministry of Economy with a request to provide an opportunity to certify cars without emergency call systems.
In 2021, the Ministry of Economy introduced a relevant bill into circulation, and in 2022, with the support of the government, the EAEU Council adopted a legal act that allows manufacturers within their country to import, produce and sell cars without these systems, and receive a conformity assessment document.
"Thanks to this benefit, 4 cars were certified in September last year, and 4 more in 2023," added the head of the National Body for Standards and Metrology. Speaking about the cost of crossovers assembled in Armenia, Mr. Babayan said that when this project was first discussed in 2020, it was about $30-40 thousand. To date, 8 crossovers of the Ssang Yong brand have already been assembled at the enterprise.
At the same time, he stressed that all cars produced within the framework of the benefits provided are available exclusively for sale in the territory of Armenia. In the long term, the company intends to organize mass production, which will allow exporting cars to the market of the EAEU countries.
Mr. Babayan noted that he positively assesses the establishment of such production in the country. Being the only authority in the country that provides a WMI code identifying a vehicle (World Manufacturers Identification), he noticed that since 2018, the WMI code has been provided to 5 manufacturers, but only the Sepuh-1 enterprise has received conformity assessment document and state registration.
As Mr. Babayan noted, the Sepuh-1 enterprise is located in the administrative district of Nor-Nork, and the owner is an Armenian citizen.
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