Cars older than five years will not be imported into Ukraine from January 1, 2016. This requirement is stipulated in an agreement that the government signed with the European Union. The general director of the All-Ukrainian Association of Automobile Importers and Dealers (VAAID), Oleh Nazarenko, announced this at a press conference, reports.

Nazarenko stressed that by signing this agreement with the European Union, Ukraine committed itself to banning the importation of cars that do not meet the Euro-5 environmental standards from January 1 next year. The standard was introduced in Europe in 2009.

The Euro-4 environmental standard, which was introduced in the European Union in 2005, is in effect in Ukraine from 1 January 2014 until 1 January 2016.

The European standards were developed in the European Union, and they are aimed at regulating compliance of vehicles with certain environmental standards (level of emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and others into the atmosphere.).