The Government plans to allow citizens who use cars with foreign license plates to register them in Macedonia.

This is common practice especially in the east of the country, where cheaper imports from Bulgaria are often driven under their original license plates. Emigrants to western European countries also often bring a lot of used cars from Germany, Switzerland and the like. This helps them avoid the hefty import taxes.

Alsat-M TV reports that the Government is preparing a draft law that would allow these cars to be registered under Macedonian plates by the end of the year. The law will likely include a one-off write-down of the taxes to incentivize citizens to register them.