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Amendment to management procedures for cars and motorbikes of beneficiaries of privileges and immunities

15:16 | 02/06/2021

VCN- Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance will take effect on June 2, 2021. Head of Customs Control and Supervision Division No.3 Nguyen Thi Kim Que spoke to Customs News about the amendment to management procedures for automobiles and motorbikes of beneficiaries of privileges and immunities in Vietnam.

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Head of Customs Control and Supervision Division No.3 Nguyen Thi Kim Que

Could you please tell us the need to issue Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC amending and supplementing Circular 19/2014/TT-BTC and abolishing Circular 93/2018/TT-BTC?

- The promulgation of Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC by the Ministry of Finance is based on the Prime Minister’s Decision 14/2021/QD-TTg amending Decision 53/2013/QD-TTg on temporary import, re-export, disposal, transfer of cars, motorbikes of beneficiaries of privileges and immunities in Vietnam. Decision 14 amends and supplements some contents, thereby, Circular 27 also needs to be amended to instruct customs procedures.

Three contents are revised as follows:

Firstly, Decision 14/2021/TT-TTg allows car owners (not subject to beneficiary of privileges and immunities) to carry out procedures for transferring cars that are temporarily imported and sold for them by beneficiaries of privileges and immunities but have not yet gone through customs procedures. To comply with regulations in Decision 14, Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC specify procedures for transferring these cars.

Second, Decision 14/2021/TT-TTg allows the beneficiaries who are ending their term in Vietnam but have not implemented procedures for liquidation of cars or motorbikes, to authorize the agency where they work to carry out the liquidation procedures for these vehicles. Accordingly, Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC also stipulates procedures related to authorization for this case.

Thirdly, Decision 14/2021/TT-TTg specifies that receivers of automobile transfer shall implement tax declaration and payment. Accordingly, Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC regulating procedures related to the implementation of procedures by the receivers of automobile transfer. The Circular also provides responsibilities of car buyers in the process of car transfer procedures.

Will the revised key contents related to management procedures for automobiles and motorbikes of beneficiaries of privileges and immunities in Vietnam remove problems on vehicles that have not yet gone through customs procedures?

- The amendments to contents related to the management and use of cars and motorbikes of beneficiaries stem from shortcomings in reality.

The problem has been instructed for handling by the Government. However, in order to legalize it, this content is supplemented in Decision 14/2021/TT-TTg for handing. Circular 27 specifies transfer procedures so that the car users shall implement these procedures, tax payment, and use them legally.

To effectively implement the provisions of Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC, what should local Customs and declarants pay attention to during performance?

- Regulations related to management from the temporary import to the transfer for re-export for these cars and motorbikes by customs in Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC do not have many fundamental changes. However, the handling for the backlog of these vehicles is the new contents in Decision 14/QD-TTg and Circular 27/2021/TT-BTC. The local customs units must check whether these vehicles are on the list of unsold vehicles announced by the Ministry of Finance or not during transfer procedures.

In addition, the local Customs units implementing the transfer procedures must note that the vehicle buyer will implement customs declaration and tax payment.

The vehicle buyers that have not yet carried out transfer procedures must look up these vehicles whether they are on the list of vehicles subject to be transferred or not. If the vehicles are on this list, the buyers must perform the write-off at the police office and transfer procedures at the customs branches.

If the vehicles are not gone through transfer procedures, they will be subject to stop the registration and handled by the Police.

If the vehicle is not transferred, the registration will be stopped. In case of being detected by the traffic police agency, they will be handled according to regulations.

By Ngoc Linh/Ngoc Loan