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Mexico extends legalization period for so-called ‘chocolate cars’

Rosa Isela Rodriguezgobierno de mexico

Mexico’s Security Secretary Rosa Isela Rodriguez has announced that the program to allow illegally imported vehicles, known as “chocolate cars,” to be registered for a small fee, has been extended.

Mexico is extending the timeline for owners of illegally imported foreign vehicles to bring their vehicles into compliance.

Since last March, more than one million so-called “chocolate cars” have been registered in Mexico for a small fee and can be legally owned and driven in the country without paying the high costs of formal importation. I can do it.

That program has now been extended for another three months until the end of March, according to Mexico’s Security Secretary Rosa Isela Rodriguez.

She says the program has brought in about $135 million to date. These funds are used by the state to pave and repair roads.

Baja California, Chihuahua and Tamaulipas lead the list with the highest number of legalized vehicles. Sonora is in his fourth place, with about 128,000 vehicles registered and revenue from the program he’s over $16 million.

Officials say there are about 2 million illegally imported vehicles in Mexico. Mostly in northern states, used cars are often brought across borders without going through a formal import process. The process is also presented as a safety measure because chocolate cars are difficult to track, and officials say chocolate cars are frequently used in crime.

Governor Alflonso Durazo thank you immediately Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador extended the program to give many Sonora citizens legal certainty on the streets and pay for major road improvements, he says .