The General Department of Customs has announced that it will impose an administrative fine on the importer of seven automobiles imported from China with a navigation app featuring the illegal nine-dash line, alongside seizing the vehicles.
A combination photo of a Volkswagen Touareg automobile and a GPS map featuring the nine-dash line. The General Department of Vietnam Customs on November 6 said that it will seize seven automobiles imported from China into Haiphong City with a navigation app featuring the illegal nine-dash line - PHOTO: TNO
The seven automobiles were found bearing the nine-dash line on their navigation app by the Haiphong customs department at Dinh Vu Port on October 31. The five-seat Hanteng cars were imported from China, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.
A representative of the General Department of Vietnam Customs noted that the violation was similar to the case of the Volkswagen Touareg automobile that was found displaying a GPS map featuring the nine-dash line at the Vietnam Motor Show 2019 in HCMC last month. The general department has also decided to impound the Volkswagen Touareg car.
The importer of the current automobile batch, which included 12 units, was identified as Hoa Mai Auto Company, headquartered in An Lao District in Haiphong City.
Following a number of cases where goods and products displaying the illegal nine-dash line were imported into Vietnam for sale or exhibition, the customs department has asked its subordinates in provinces and cities to review the GPS maps installed in automobiles imported from China. Violations, if found, will be strictly handled in line with the law. SGT
The Ministry of Education and Training has asked the Hanoi-based University of Business and Technology to withdraw coursebooks with illicit contents and map showing nine-dash line as well as harsh punishment on individuals and teams.
The General Department of Vietnam Customs has decided to impound the Volkswagen Touareg CR745J automobile found displaying a GPS map featuring the nine-dash line at the Vietnam Motor Show 2019 in HCMC last month.
The Vietnam Register announced not to issue certificates for vehicles using maps with the “nine-dash line” in its document.