THE MINISTRY OF TRADE
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 06/2007/TT-BTM
Hanoi , May 30, 2007
 CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE IMPORT OF MOTORBIKES OF A CYLINDER CAPACITY OF 175 CM3 OR HIGHER
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 29/2004/ND-CP of January 16, 2004, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Trade;
Pursuant to Resolution No. 71/2006/QH of November 29, 2006, of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, ratifying the Protocol on Vietnams accession to the World Trade Organization;
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 12/2006/ND-CP of January 23, 2006, detailing the implementation of the Commercial Law regarding international goods sale and purchase and goods sale and purchase agency, processing and transit activities with foreign parties;
Pursuant to the Prime Ministers Decision No. 41/2005/QD-TTg of March 2, 2005, promulgating the Regulation on goods import licensing;
Pursuant to the Government Offices Official Letter No. 2586/VPCP-KTTH of May 16, 2007, announcing the Prime Ministers guiding opinions on the management of the import and use motorbikes of high cylinder capacity;
The Ministry of Trade guides the import of motorbikes of high cylinder capacity as follows:
I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
1. Motorbikes of a cylinder capacity of 175 cm3 or higher are motorbikes with a reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity of 175 cc or higher under Heading 8711 of the Import-Export Tariffs (below referred to as high-cylinder capacity motorbikes).
2. High-cylinder capacity motorbikes are imported under automatic import licenses granted by the Ministry of Trade.
3. The temporary import for re-export and border gate-to-border gate transportation of high-cylinder capacity motorbikes comply with the Governments Decree No. 12/2006/ND-CP of January 23, 2006, detailing the implementation of the Commercial Law regarding international goods sale and purchase and goods sale and purchase agency, processing and transit activities with foreign parties. Procedures for temporary import for re-export and border gate-to-border gate transportation shall be carried out directly at border-gate customs offices without requiring the Trade Ministrys permission.
4. The use registration of, and exams for driving licenses for, high-cylinder capacity motorbikes are carried out in accordance with current law.
5. Import of used high-cylinder capacity motorbikes is prohibited.
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