ROAD and the Union of Auto Services have jointly appealed to the Russian government to consider extending the validity of conformity certificates for imported spare parts as concerns mount over a potential shortage. The existing regulation stipulates that conformity certificates must be renewed every three years. However, the two organizations have cautioned that if a timely decision is not made to extend the relevant documentation, deliveries of spare parts may cease by September 1, 2023.
Representatives from ROAD and the Union of Auto Services recently convened at a press conference to advocate for the importance of this issue to the automotive industry and the wider economy. Additionally, Vadim Sorokin, the President of the Russian Automobile Dealers Association, has also expressed apprehension, stating that nearly 70% of spare parts used in the Russian auto industry are imported and sudden disruptions in the supply chain could pose serious challenges for consumers.
Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the government has confirmed that it is actively reviewing the matter and will take necessary steps to address the issue. A government spokesperson acknowledged the significance of maintaining a constant supply of spare parts to the industry and pledged to prevent any potential disruptions to the supply chain.
This circumstance emphasizes the need for shared communication between the government and industry stakeholders to promptly tackle issues that have an impact on key industries such as the automobile sector. If not resolved quickly, this issue could lead to major disruptions in the automotive sector and adversely impact the wider economy in Russia.
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