13 February 2014

Egypt: Cabinet Bans Importing Motorcycles, Toktoks

The Cabinet under Prime Minister Hazem el-Biblawy decided on Wednesday 12/2/2014 to impose a one-year imports' ban on motorcycles and the three-wheeled unlicensed taxi known as tok-toks, along with their manufacturing components.

The Cabinet decided to ban importing components used in manufacturing these means of transportation for three months and setting strict regulations by the Interior Ministry regarding permits for purchasing new motorcycles.

The government also imposed strict measures on the purchasing or licensing of any new motorcycle and gave owners of both motorcycles and tok-toks a two-week deadline to adjust their licenses in accordance with the new decision.

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