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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tags: cars
How to change foreign driver licenses in Vietnam How to change foreign driver licenses in Vietnam
According to Vietnamese regulations (Ministry of Transport Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT of April 15, 2017, on training and testing of road motor vehicle drivers and grant of road motor vehicle driver licenses), a foreigner is required to prepare one dossier of application for change of driver license and send it to the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam or the provincial-level Transport Department of the locality where he/she registers his/her permanent or temporary residence.
NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session
At the National Assembly’s fourth session, slated to last 26 days from October 23 to November 24, legislators are expected to pass six draft laws and a dozen of draft resolutions and debate nine draft laws.
Govt tightens car import rules Gov’t tightens car import rules
According to Decree 116/2017/ND-CP, a private car import business must satisfy a long list of conditions, including having documents certifying or proving that it is entrusted by a foreign automobile manufacturer to recall imported cars in Vietnam.
Government gets tough on BOT projects Government gets tough on BOT projects
The Government has ordered strict handling of violations in the implementation of Build-Operate-Transfer transport projects amid public rage over unreasonable toll booths and high fees.
Imported used car duty to be doubled Imported used car duty to be doubled
Traders would have to pay an extra USD 5,000 of import duty to bring a used car with nine seats or less into Vietnam, if a draft decree recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance is approved.
Five tax laws proposed to be revised Five tax laws proposed to be revised
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has given his opinions on the proposal to revise five tax laws.
Vietnam targets GDP growth rate of 6.4-6.8 percent in 2018. Vietnam targets GDP growth rate of 6.4-6.8 percent in 2018.
Vietnam’s gross domestic product growth rate is expected to be 6.4-6.8 percent in 2018.
Excise tax exemption proposed for locally made automobile parts Excise tax exemption proposed for locally made automobile parts
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed non-imposition of excise tax on locally made auto parts in order to bring the prices of cars, especially assembled ones, more accessible to customers.
Hanoi plans to ban motorbikes by 2030 to solve traffic pollution issues Hanoi plans to ban motorbikes by 2030 to solve traffic, pollution issues
Motorbike, the most popular and convenient means of transport nowadays, will be banned in inner districts of Hanoi by 2030, with a view to easing traffic jams and reducing air pollution.
Conditions for automobile manufacturing assembly import to be specified Conditions for automobile manufacturing, assembly, import to be specified
Automobile importers would no longer be required to have a genuine power of attorney for distributing cars in Vietnam.

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