Announcing this 24
March 2015, the updating of the Renewal of Cargo and Passenger Federal Vehicles
Program of the Federal Government, it was reported that all its aspects will be
improved to increase their effectiveness.
was led by the Undersecretary of Transportation of the Secretariat of
Communications and Transportation (SCT), Yuriria Mascott Pérez; she was
accompanied by Miguel Messmacher Linartas, Undersecretary of Revenue of the
Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP); Rogelio Garza Garza,
Undersecretary of Industry and Trade of the Secretariat of Economy (SE); Raúl
Solís Wolfowitz, Deputy Director-General of Investment Banking of Nacional
Financiera (NAFIN); and Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo, Undersecretary of Planning and
Environmental Policy of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources
The main changes
include the increase in the amounts of stimulus, which is received by the
carrier conditioned upon collection of his/her old unit, which must be
destroyed, as a part of the payment for the acquisition of a new transport
unit. The amounts of stimulus showed increases of between 55.3% and 81.3%,
depending on the type of unit destroyed, in order to look the reflect of the
market prices of the units used that will be replaced.
was established that the amounts will be updated annually according to the rate
of inflation. Moreover, changes were made to facilitate participation by mode
"2 for 1", which are delivered and destroy two old units in the
acquisition of a new one.
of Industry and Trade of the Secretary of Economy, Rogelio Garza, said the
stimulus to the industry is fundamental, given the renewal of the vehicle
fleet. He said that the program "stimulate the chain of used and semi used
for generating the effect upwards of the purchase. Whoever acquires a semi new
one are going up until they buy a new one".
He stressed that
these programs impact directly in the production of new vehicles, both
passenger and freight.
In order to attract
an early participation in the Program, a period of validity of the new stimulus
for 2015 and 2016 was established, and an annual limit of 6000 units to be
destroyed was introduced to the program. It should be noted that the cap is 83%
higher than the average number of units that participated in the previous
program during its first 10 years of existence.
that the problem of obsolescence of the vehicle fleet is mainly concentrated in
small transportation service providers, known as "men truck",
adjustments were made to increase the share of this sector. In this context,
states that at least 50% of the units destroyed through the program should come
from "men truck".
To ensure the
proper functioning of the program, an evaluation committee composed of the
SHCP, SCT, SE, SEMARNAT, as well as representatives of the trucking industry
will be created. The Committee shall be responsible for monitoring the program
and to promote improvement actions.
control measures were incorporated in tax matters, to ensure the correct
application of the stimulus. Highlights the fact that "men truck"
will receive specialized attention for the purpose of facilitating the
compliance with these measures.
In addition, NAFIN
will launch a financing plan for the acquisition of vehicles aimed at the
"men truck." This is to avoid that liquidity becomes an obstacle to
the functioning of the program.
In parallel, the
creation of a regularization program for units of cargo and passengers from
abroad was announced, with the sole purpose of which are delivered for
destruction, as part of the payment for the purchase of a new unit of domestic
origin. In any case the adjustment will cause the vehicle is considered
legalized for traveling; by contrast, the participation will be conditioned
upon the destruction of the foreign vehicle and its replacement by a new unit
of national origin. The scheme will run for one year and only units admitted to
the country can participate, prior to the launch of the program.
With the measures
announced, the modernization of vehicles and cargo transportation is promoted.
Thus, the road safety is enhanced, the emissions of gases and the compounds of
the greenhouse are fought, the transport costs are reduced and the economic
activity is stimulated.