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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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VinFast's European help for automotive ambitions

13 Dec 2018 | Dave Leggett

As VinFast sets a course to become the first indigenous Vietnamese automaker, it's also happy to partner with European companies and buy in expertise from companies such as BMW and Bosch, local reports say.


Vietnam sales jump 35% in November

11 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to rebound in November, by over 35% to 21,180 units from weak year earlier sales of 21,662 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Vietnam sales jump 39% in October

13 Nov 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to rebound in October, by over 39% to 28,041 units from weak year-earlier sales of 20,156 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA). 


Vietnam sales fall 7% in August

12 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Vietnam fell by 7.4% to 19,213 units in August from already weak year earlier sales of 20,746 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


VinFast shows more pictures of Paris debut models

10 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Vietnamese OEM start-up VinFast has issued more images of its upcoming models which will debut at the Paris Motor Show next month.


Vietnam vehicle sales rise 4% in July

13 Aug 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Vietnam rose by 3.6% to 20,044 units in July from already weak year earlier sales of 19,345 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Mitsubishi Motors opens new training centre in Vietnam

3 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said it had taken a further step to improve customer service and satisfaction with the opening of a new training centre in Vietnam.


Vietnamese car company to unveil models at Paris Show

18 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

A new Vietnamese car company, VinFast, says it is developing its own range of 'world-class vehicles' to be produced at a new facility in northern Vietnam.


Vietnam sales slip 4% in June

10 Jul 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Vietnam declined by 3.7% to 21,913 units in June from already weak year-earlier sales of 22,750 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


GM sells out, ending assembly in Vietnam

29 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors will transfer its Vietnamese operation to VinFast Trading and Production and distribute Chevrolet cars through the local assembler, in a move that could help drive up its modest sales in the country, a media report said.



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