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EU demands Polish reforms

THE European Commission has demanded that the Polish government reforms a sliding scale determining the cost of original registration fees for cars.

Such a practice hinders fleet managers’ sale of used vehicles.

This rate depends on the age of the car, so new cars – made in or imported immediately into Poland – attract the lowest fees, and cars imported into the country when old incur the highest fees.

The commission said the rate hits 65% of value for seven-year-old cars, depending on their engine size. Brussels claims this breaks European Union (EU) treaty (article 90) rules banning tax discrimination against imported EU-made products.

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