THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
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THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 19/2012/TT-BGTVT
Hanoi, June 06, 2012
 
CIRCULAR
ON THE WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE OF IMPORTED OR DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED CARS
 
Pursuant to the Law on consumers’ right protection on November 17, 2012;
Pursuant to the Law on Road traffic on November 13, 2008
Pursuant to the Law on Product and goods quality on December 05, 2007;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 51/2008/NĐ-CP on April 22, 2008 on defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Transport;
At the proposal of the Director of the Science and Technology Department;
The Minister of Transport promulgates the Circular on the warranty and maintenance of imported or domestically produced cars,
Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Circular provides for the warranty and maintenance of cars imported or domestically produced, assembled (hereinafter referred to as cars) for trading in Vietnam.
2. This Circular is not applicable to the production, assembly and importation of the following kinds of cars:
a. Cars temporarily imported for re-export, supportive cars, cars being property and means serving diplomatic organizations and individuals as prescribed by law; cars imported by organizations, individuals for personal use, not for trade;
b) Cars of the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Public Security used for National defense and security;
c) Cars imported for special purposes;
d) Trucks, specialized cars newly produced from car chassis or other new cars.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Circular is applicable to facilities that produce and assemble cars, traders that import cars or authorize the import of cars for trading in Vietnam (hereinafter referred to as factories and importers), the car warranty and maintenance workshops and relevant management agencies.
The factories are eligible facilities that produce and assemble cars as prescribed by current law provisions.
Article 3. The provisions on the warranty and maintenance of cars from factories and importers:
1. The factories and importers must disclose the documents about the regulations on car warranty and maintenance for the purchasers specifying the warranty and maintenance regulations for each kind of cars being sold;