Dozens of 'unclaimed' luxury cars at the port 1

Dozens of 'unclaimed' luxury cars at the port 1

Costing several billion VND each, after nearly a year of docking at the port, dozens of luxury cars returning to the country following the repatriation route of overseas Vietnamese are still lying in containers across North - Central - South seaports without anyone coming to claim them.

In a recent dispatch to the press, the leader of Cai Mep Port Border Gate Customs Branch, Tan Thanh District, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province said that this unit is storing nearly a dozen containers containing about 20 luxury cars such as:

A batch of cars worth nearly 50 billion VND is still at Cai Mep port (Ba Ria – Vung Tau) because no one came to claim it.

At Da Nang port, talking to, Mr. Nguyen Quang Lang – Director of the Customs Branch said that the unit is also temporarily detaining over 20 cars imported to the port as imported cars and repatriated cars for investigation.

`We have notified the recipient of 30 days, 60 days, even 90 days but still no one comes to complete customs clearance procedures,` Mr. Lang said. According to Cai Mep customs leaders, according to regulations

Similarly at Hai Phong port, leaders of the local Customs Department also said they recorded a similar situation.

Among the imported car shipments stuck at ports, the name Phuong Nam Forwarding Co., Ltd., located in Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh City, emerged.

Among the remaining cars, there is a case of Toyota Sienna LE in the name of Mr. Luong Van Thanh (William Thanh Luong) – an American Vietnamese.

Dozens of 'unclaimed' luxury cars at the port

Many other cars are also being detained by customs at Da Nang port.

In Da Nang, Phuong Nam Company is also importing 5 other cars under the Lexus brand (each price is 5 – 7 billion VND).

According to Mr. Pham Ngoc Thuan, Deputy Director of Da Nang City Customs Department, according to the repatriation overseas Vietnamese visa, each family is sent a car with the registered owner.

Previously, related to tax evasion of smuggled vehicles, Da Nang police temporarily detained 7 BMW, Bentley, Lexus brand cars… worth about 30 billion VND under tax-free temporary import (diplomatic imported vehicles) due to

According to regulations, assets `following` repatriated overseas Vietnamese will be exempt from VAT and import tax, and only have to pay special consumption tax on the original value, so business units take advantage of it.

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