Vietnam to cut car registration fees to push domestic buying

Xinhua News,HANOI
2020-05-22 14:14

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HANOI, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will cut 50 percent of registration fees for locally manufactured and assembled cars from now to the end of this year as part of the solutions to stimulate local consumption amid COVID-19 epidemic.

The cut will help buyers save from tens of millions to hundreds of millions of Vietnamese dong, daily newspaper Vietnam News reported on Friday, noting that cars currently have a registration fee of 12 percent of the car value in the capital city of Hanoi and 10 percent in other cities and provinces in Vietnam.

The fee reduction, proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, aims to help local businesses recover production and trade as well as stimulating the consumption of locally manufactured and assembled cars in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The decision was made as part of the solutions to continue to tackle difficulties for production and business as well as for promoting disbursement of public investment capital in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the newspaper reported.

Vietnam's total automobile sales plunged 36 percent in the first four months of this year. Sales of domestically assembled automobiles decreased 33 percent, while those of imported ones stumbled 40 percent, according to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association.
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