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Vietnam scraps ASEAN tariffs, but imports crash - ANALYSIS

1 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

Vietnam has cut import tariffs to zero on completely built-up (CBU) vehicles originating from southeast Asia at the beginning of the year - the third cut in as many years as the country moved to fulfill its commitments under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).


MARKET SNAPSHOT: Good growth prospects for Vietnam car market

12 May 2010 | Business Monitor International

Vietnam's automotive industry rode a rollercoaster in 2009 as increased taxes brought sales down earlier in the year, only for tax cuts on passenger cars to inflate segment sales in the latter months of the year.


MARKET SNAPSHOT: Tariffs and taxes key drivers to Vietnam's auto industry

23 Nov 2009 | Business Monitor International

Changes to the industry's tariff structure have yet again been central to the performance of Vietnam's automotive industry, although the results differ between vehicle segments, according to research undertaken by Business Monitor International (BMI).


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Vietnam sales continue to rebound in July

12 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to rebound strongly in July 2019, by close to 28% to 25,828 units from 20,212 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Kreisel and Vinfast to develop battery pack

5 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Under a newly signed cooperation agreement, Kreisel and VinFast will jointly develop a battery pack that VinFast will market in its electric cars and buses in 2020.


Vinfast parent's rapid expansion rattles investors

11 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Investors are reportedly becoming concerned at the rapid expansion of Vietnam's largest private conglomerate, Vingroup, parent of new automaker Vinfast, which last month opened a vehicle assembly plant in the northern port city of Haiphong after production of the first home grown Vietnamese vehicle, the Fadil, had started earlier in the month, just two years after production plans were first announced.


Vietnam sales continue to rebound in June

10 Jul 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to grow strongly in June 2019, by close to 22% to 26,207 units from 21,543 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


VinFast launches first home grown model in Vietnam

24 Jun 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

The leading domestic conglomerate in Vietnam, VinGroup, officially opened its new vehicle assembly plant in the northern port city of Haiphong with a ceremony attended by prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other government officials.


Vietnam sales rebound in May

11 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Vietnam rebounded by over 16% to 26,094 units in May 2019 from 22,440 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Vietnam sales drop 3% in April

13 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Vietnam declined by 2.8% to 20,106 units in April 2019 from 20,678 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Vietnam sales surge in March

10 Apr 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

New vehicle sales in Vietnam jumped by close to 45% to 30,055 units in March 2019 from 20,744 units a year earlier, according to member wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Vietnam sales fall in February

13 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Vietnam's new vehicle market slipped by 6.1% to 11,453 units in February from 12,196 a year earlier, according to member wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Vietnam vehicle sales jump 24% in January

20 Feb 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to rebound strongly in January, with sales jumping by 24% to 31,789 units from weak year-earlier sales of 25,601 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).



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