The ordinance establishing the new taxes for the first registration of cars may be accepted by the European Commission but is far from satisfactory for local cars and parts producers. According to Dacia vice president Constantin Stroe, the three-times growth of the tax imposed to new cars and the decrease up to ten times of taxes on non-Euro standard cars may widely open the doors of the Romanian market for all non-functional cars in Europe.

Constantin Stroe said, in an interview for BBC, that the number of old cars that may arrive in Romania after the new tax comes into force may reach 500,000 units, compared to 125,000 in 2007.

Stroe also admits that the new tax may cause personnel cuts at Dacia.