The decision to introduce an electronic vehicle passport was made back in 2014 by the heads of government of the EAEU member states. The main goal is to create conditions to ensure the free circulation of vehicles and other types of equipment in the single customs territory of the EAEU and to determine the procedure for issuing vehicle passports using uniform forms.

Initially, member countries of the Eurasian Economic Commission were supposed to switch to electronic vehicle passports (EPTS) on July 1, 2017, but due to technical inconsistencies, the innovation was postponed for one year.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Today, almost all EAEU countries have identified national bodies that will ensure interaction with the Union administrator of electronic passport systems - Electronic Passport JSC; national parts of the unified register of authorized bodies and vehicle manufacturing organizations have already been formed, which will process passports.

“In Russia, from July 1, 2018, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will finally stop issuing paper PTS. There have never been paper PTS in Kazakhstan, therefore a working group consisting of the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of scientific and industrial enterprises accredited by AKAB, as well as manufacturers and experts, who are jointly developing mechanisms for the phased implementation of PTS, is working on implementation issues. As of today, relevant additions to national legislation have already been prepared. A unified register of authorized bodies of the member states of the Customs Union and vehicle manufacturing organizations that carry out registration of EPTS is being formed.” — explains the director of technical regulation of AKAB Erbol Seypilov.

It is worth mentioning one point right away: the transition to electronic vehicle passports does not change the usual logic of behavior of car owners - citizens still have in their hands the Certificate of State Registration of the Vehicle (SRTS), which is issued by the police. SRTS is a document containing information about the main technical characteristics of the vehicle, VIN code, and information about the owner.

​​​​​​​The electronic passport, which is stored on the operator’s servers, will record the entire history of the car or motorcycle from the moment of its manufacture or import into the EAEU until its disposal. An electronic passport will create the most complete history of the “life” of a car, including information about restrictions and encumbrances, the quality and volume of maintenance, and the car’s participation in road accidents. In addition, the introduction of passports will reduce the likelihood of purchasing illegal and dubious cars.

It is worth noting that the introduction of EPTS will primarily affect car manufacturers and importers.

For your information:

The Association of Kazakhstan Automotive Business (AKAB) is a non-profit organization that unites all official distributors, dealers, and automakers of passenger and commercial vehicles in the Republic of Kazakhstan. ACAB is the only organization that officially receives data on sales, production and registrations of cars in Kazakhstan and has the right to distribute them.

​​​​​​​​The main task of ACAB is to form a competitive, strong, modern market in Kazakhstan, based on the best international standards and practices, as well as to organize a balanced system of relationships between the state and participants in the automotive market: consumers and suppliers of goods and services in the automotive industry and spare parts.

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Date: 6.03.2018