This is one of the new contents regulated under the Circular No. 55/2014/TT-BGTVT dated October 20, 2014 of the Ministry of Transport amending Circular No. 31/2011/TT-BGTVT stipulating the inspection of technical safety, quality and environmental protection for imported motor vehicles.
Accordingly, in the process of examination on technical safety and environmental protection, if detecting used non-cabin chassis (including new chassis with a built-in used engine or used chassis with a built-in new engine); Used ambulances; other automobiles used for more than five years, calculated from production year to importing year; other automobiles used and functionally transformed compared to previous design; automobiles with frame numbers, engine numbers and VINs (if any) being erased, modified and re-stamped; in case of left-hand drive motor vehicles with steering wheel being not positioned on the left, the Inspection agency shall withhold procedures for inspection and certification of conformity to regulations on technical safety, quality and environmental protection and establish a written record of violations no later than three days since the day of receiving the conclusion. The inspecting agency shall notify in writing to organizations, individuals and Customs agency.
Besides, the Circular also guides in detail on the inspection, certification of quality and environmental protection for special motor vehicles which size and mass are greater than the accepted standard set out in the regulation. Specifically, import inspection shall be carried out but the Certificate of Quality must note down the statement: this vehicle is only permitted to operate in a limited range and must get approval from the competent road management agency when participating in road traffic. For imported motor vehicles that are not involved in public traffic or special vehicles of right-hand drive steering wheel that operate in a limited range and is accepted for import shall be inspected for import but the Certificate of Quality must note down the statement: This vehicle is not permitted to participate in road traffic.
This Circular takes effect on December 15, 2014.
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