Friday, July 28, 2017

Non-Euro 4 Vehicles Get New Registration Reprieve

Buyers in the market for a new non-Euro 4 emissions compliant vehicle just got a bit of a reprieve. After the DENR set a December 31, 2017 deadline for the initial (new) registration of non-Euro 4 compliant vehicles, the LTO has issued a Memorandum Circular that allows the registration of non-compliant vehicles under one specific clause.

In Memorandum Circular 2017-2078 dated June 21, 2017, the LTO is allowing the initial registration of Euro 2 compliant vehicles provided that these vehicles were issued with their respective Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR) on or before December 31, 2017.

What this means is that dealers stuck with an inventory of Euro 2 compliant vehicles may still sell these vehicles to the public beyond January 1, 2018 provided that they have been issued with a Certificate of Stock Reported or CSR. The CSR is a certification that it’s already been inputted into the LTO MAIDRS (Manufacturers, Assemblers, Importers, and Dealers Reporting System), which is in turn, the basis for the PNP-HPG clearance.

Here is the pertinent portion of LTO Memorandum Circular No. 2017-2078:
“Geared towards the attainment and proper implementation of Article 4 Section 21 of R.A. No. 8749, otherwise known as the “Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999”, the Euro 4/IV emissions standard shall be implemented starting 02 January 2018 for new vehicles introduced in the Philippines. Euro II compliant vehicles issued their respective Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR) until 31 January 2017 but not yet sold in the market shall still be accepted for initial registration.”


  1. That's why I was scratching my head as to why Isuzu kept on using the Euro 2 engine in the MUX. The Crosswind still in Euro 2 is understandable but a new suv with that engine is unforgivable. I don't know what those Japs were thinking, knowing full well, there is even a deadline for these old engines.

    1. alam kasi ng mga japs tinatanggap ng pinas ang mga basurang pinaglumaan nila.

  2. Forget what the Japs are thinking, Its what Filipinos are buying that matters. Alm kc isuzu lagyan lang led, CHROME, fancy emblems like "X" "Sport" "Super" "limited" bibilin na sa atin kahit 16 years na yung molde ginamit.

  3. Opening another window for corruption.

  4. How much LTO? LOL!

  5. So as long as the vehicle is manufactured and is issued a CSR before 2018, pwede paring maregister. Manufacturers sure are cramming now to double their production of Euro 2-compliant vehivles. I can almost smell the millions of money involed, as well as the foul smell of the corrupt. Nice work, Isuzu.

  6. Fair enough, but they should stop manufacturing / importing these Euro 2 models.

  7. Nangita nasad laing pangwartahan nasad ang mga buaya way laing buhat cgeg pangitag labad sa ulo sa mga pinoy.unya phaseout ang daan kung mopalit kag bag o patungan sad ug excise tax yabag gyud

  8. Can't they just retrofit these non-compliant vehicles in stock with updated, environment friendly engines?


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