It has become common for crashed or damaged cars to be imported to Mongolia and then to be sold after having been repaired. According to statistics, 30 percent of car imports in Mongolia are of vehicles which are at least 20 years old. Many are no longer manufactured.
In December, the National Auto Transport Centre of Mongolia signed an important agreement with Japanese organizations handling car assessment. The agreement aims at establishing a database of car exports from Japan in order to prevent crashed or stolen cars ending up in Mongolia.
The agreement will come into effect from 1 April, 2020, after which, car buyers can track the origin of their vehicle and obtain other information.