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Indonesia's car exports hampered by strict Euro 5 rules

Tempo - August 26, 2022

Dicky Kurniawan, Jakarta – Two major car manufacturers in Indonesia, Toyota and Honda, responded on the statement issued by the Phasing out Leaded Fuel Committee (KPBB), which stated that Indonesia will face difficulties exporting cars due to the strict Euro 5 emissions standard adopted by the international community.

Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) Business Innovation and Sales & Marketing Director Yusak Billy said that the vehicles that his company exports to Vietnam, which is the city car Brio, have been temporarily stopped considering the current city car it exports to Vietnam has not complied with Euro 5 rules that the country implements.

"A new development is needed to change its specification," said Billy to Tempo on Friday, August 26, 2022.

Billy believed that Indonesia needs to comply with the stringent Euro 5 rules which will be adjusted to the vehicles exported overseas.

Meanwhile, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) corporate affairs director Bob Azam argues that the Euro 5 emissions standard must grab the country's attention as a consequence not doing so will hamper the export of vehicles.

"Don't let this emissions issue become a technical barrier for other countries to [import from Indonesia]," said Bob to Tempo on Friday, August 26, 2022.

The Phasing out Leaded Fuel Committee (KPBB) previously once said that industries in Indonesia will face difficulties in exporting vehicles as Indonesia is officially still adopting the Euro 4 rule to regulate emissions produced by vehicles, whereas other countries have adopted the Euro 5 and Euro 6.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1627171/indonesias-car-exports-hampered-by-strict-euro-5-rule