Dozens of cars are ‘unclaimed’ at the port

It cost several billion dong each, but after nearly a year of landing, dozens of vehicles returned home by overseas Vietnamese repatriated remain in containers throughout the North-South China Sea ports without people to pick up.

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In the recent press release, leaders of Customs Department of Cai Mep port, Tan Thanh district, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province said that this unit is holding nearly ten containers containing about 20 luxury cars such as: 2013 Range Rover Evoque, Acura MDX 2013, Jaguar XJL 2013 (automobile), Lexus 2013 RX 350, Toyota Sienna LE (yellow) … Total value of shipments is estimated at 50 billion, of which 11 units of individuals Viet Kieu car repatriated to carry the property along the same.

Lot of cars worth nearly 50 billion is still in Cai Mep port (Ba Ria – Vung Tau) because no one to pick up. Photo: Xuan Mai

At the port of Da Nang, talks with VnExpress.net, Customs Director Nguyen Quang Lang said the unit is also holding more than 20 cars imported into the port in the form of imported vehicles and repatriated vehicles to investigate About illegal smuggling. Each car has a market price of 2 to 3 billion.

“We have notified the recipient of the 30-day, 60-day, or even 90-day deadline, but no person has come in for customs clearance,” Lang said. According to current regulations, within 180 days from the announcement, if the above lot still has no recipient, the unit will liquidate to be added to the fund.

Similarly, at the port of Hai Phong, the head of the local customs department said that the situation was similar. Specific data has been reported to the General Department of Customs. Meanwhile, according to leaders of the General Department, this agency has grasped the situation and is assigning functional departments to synthesize and report.

Among the imported car imports are the yoke at the ports, the name of Phuong Nam Forwarding Co., Ltd, located in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Specifically, this unit imports nine of the 20 vehicles in Cai Mep port.

Of the remaining cars, there are cases of Toyota Sienna LE Luong Van Thanh (William Thanh Luong) – Vietnamese overseas Vietnamese in the name. After a period of neglect, Thanh has a letter of authorization for Phuong Nam Company to re-export the vehicle on the grounds that the repatriation profile is not suitable and not eligible, but not the Department of Sea Acceptance due to insufficient records and procedures.

Many other cars are also being seized by customs at the port of Da Nang. Photo by Nguyen Dong

In Da Nang, Phuong Nam Company is also importing five other cars under the brand name Lexus (price of 5 – 7 billion). These cars were imported from Oakland Port (USA) and Hong Kong (China) to Tien Sa Port in early January 2013. However, the company representative refused to accept the shipment on the grounds of “false positives”. Customs has repeatedly invited businesses to clarify but not receive the cooperation.

According to Pham Ngoc Thuan, Deputy Director of Customs Department of Da Nang City, repatriated overseas Vietnamese, each family was sent a car registered owner. However, the test test shows that many vehicles are new. As the consignment to Phuong Nam Co., Ltd, there are 3 vehicles including Lexus LX 570, Lexus GX 460 F-Sport and a new Lexus RX 350. In addition to holding this number, Danang customs also requested stopping re-export of this lot.

Previously, about the car smuggled tax evasion, Da Nang police have temporarily seized seven cars BMW, Bentley, Lexus … worth about 30 billion in the temporary import duty free (car import diplomacy) because Inadequate circulation papers. Lieutenant Colonel Tran Phuoc Huong, head of the Danang police office, said that the city’s Economic Police Department was handling the case so there was no conclusion that these vehicles had committed acts of tax evasion or smuggling.

Under the regulations, Viet Kieu repatriate property will be exempted from VAT and import tax, only the special consumption tax will be levied on the original value. Example: A used car is worth about $ 100,000. When overseas Vietnamese bring home only pay 50% of the excise tax along with the rent of about $ 20,000 to $ 30,000. Thus, the total cost is about 170,000-180,000 USD, cheaper from 70,000 to 80,000 USD if the normal import.