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 for ensuring the free circulation of vehicles and other types of equipment in the common customs territory of the EAEU and to determine the procedure for issuing vehicle passports using uniform forms.

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

​​​​​​​Today, almost all EAEU countries have identified national authorities that will ensure interaction with the union administrator of electronic passport systems - Electronic Passport JSC, the national parts of the unified register of authorized bodies and organizations-manufacturers of vehicles have already been formed, which will carry out the issuance of passports.

“In Russia, from July 1, 2018, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will finally stop issuing paper TCPs. There have never been paper TCPs in Kazakhstan, therefore, a working group consisting of the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of RPE accredited by AKAB, as well as manufacturers and experts, who jointly develop mechanisms for the phased implementation of MPTS, are working on implementation issues. To date, relevant additions to the national legislation have already been prepared. A unified register of authorized bodies of the Member States of the Customs Union and organizations-manufacturers of vehicles is being formed, which carry out registration of EPTS. - explains the director for technical regulation of AKAB Yerbol Seipilov.

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

​​​​​​​The entire history of the car or motorcycle from the moment it was manufactured or imported into the EAEU to its disposal will be recorded in the electronic passport, which is stored on the operator’s servers. The electronic passport will create the most complete history of the "life" of the car, including information about the restrictions and encumbrances, the quality and volume of maintenance, participation of the car in traffic accidents. In addition, the introduction of passports will reduce the likelihood of acquiring illegal and dubious cars.

It should be noted that the introduction of EPTS will primarily affect car manufacturers and importers.

For your information:

The Association of Kazakhstan Automobile Business (AKAB) is a non-profit organization that unites all official distributors, dealers, and car manufacturers of passenger and commercial vehicles in the Republic of Kazakhstan. AKAB 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 AKAB 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 relations 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