|China IV Stage Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standard to Be Introduced|
To improve air quality, China IV Stage Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standard (which equals Euro 4 Standard) covering new vehicles will be introduced in Beijing in early 2008. After the new standard goes into effect, the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau will not accept applications for registration for vehicles that fail to meet the new standard.
According to related regulations, diesel vehicles will not be registered in Beijing.
Diplopmats and other personnel who are going to be posted in Beijing should ensure that their gasoline vehicles brought into China after 1 January 2008 meet Euro 4 Standard for exhaust emission. Information on the exact time when the new standard goes into effect and other related matters may be found on the website of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau ( www.bjepb.gov.cn )