PROPOSED new European legislation that would make it compulsory for motor vehicle registration documents to carry an adjective and alphanumeric code specifying the colour of the original paint is not expected to cause major problems in the UK paint or motor industries. A spokesman for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said "it's not something that would be considered particularly onerous by manufacturers."

At present licensing authorities are given the option of whether or not to include a description of paint colour on ...

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