Gov’t tightens car import rulesNov 18, 2017 194
The Government on October 17 issued a decree tightening conditions for import of cars into Vietnam.
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.
New car models displayed at Vietnam International Motor Show 2016 in Ho Chi Minh city
Once licensed to import cars, a business must maintain business conditions and ensure the performance of their warranty, maintenance and recall responsibilities toward imported cars specified in this Decree.
Article 6 of the Decree requires car importers to provide quality certificates for cars imported into Vietnam.
Another requirement is every single batch of imported cars must be inspected.
Concerning import of used cars into Vietnam, the Decree stipulates that small cars must have the remaining warranty duration of at least two years or 50,000 kilometers while other types of cars must have the remaining warranty period of one year or 20,000 kilometers.