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Hai Phong Customs detects seven Chinese cars suspected of containing the “nine-dash line” map

19:40 | 06/11/2019

VCN - The case of cars with the nine-dash line has been discovered by Dinh Vu port Customs Branch of Hai Phong Customs Department and is being inspected and handled.

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The image of the "nine-dash line" map that violates Vietnam's sovereignty in a shipment of cars imported from China is verified and handled by Dinh Vu Port Customs Branch: Photo: Coordinators

All seven passenger cars (5-seat type) of all kinds, Hanteng brand, made in China, are 100% new, have the navigation application screen with image suspected as the map "nine-dash line". On October 31, during the Customs process, Dinh Vu port Customs Branch detected the shipment of imported cars displaying images of the "nine-dash line" on the navigation screen that violates the sovereignty of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

When these cars start, the information appears on the screen.

According to the initial inspection of the Customs office, the enterprise registering to carry out import procedures for the above shipment is Hoa Mai Automobile Co., Ltd. (address: National Highway 10, Quoc Tuan Commune, An Lao District, Hai Phong city).

The shipment had customs declaration opened on October 29, 2019, at Dinh Vu port Customs Branch

Currently, Dinh Vu Port Customs Branch has sent a document and photos to the Department of Survey, Mapping and Geographic information of Vietnam (under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) to request coordination, inspection and identification of signs of violations.

At the same time, the Customs Branch has strictly monitored the suspected shipment at Dinh Vu port.

hai phong customs detects seven chinese cars suspected of containing the nine dash line map
A Hanteng car. Source: Internet

Accordingly, based on the opinions of the ministries, sectors, the Publication Law and the documents guiding the implementation of the Publication Law, the General Department of Customs has directed the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department to handle the Volkswagen Touareg CR745J car as follows:Regarding the case of cars containing the "nine-dash line” map, on November 4, the General Department of Customs informed on handling with violations related to a Volkswagen Touareg car which was temporarily imported to participate in an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.

The act of importing the car with global positioning system (GPS) installed with navigator application using improper images of Vietnam's sovereignty over the sea and islands (the act by the Automotive World Company Limited:) is imposed a fine from VND40 million to VND60 million in accordance with Decree 159/2013 / ND-CP.

The act of arbitrarily changing the status of goods temporarily imported for re-export (arbitrarily interfering with turning off the positioning function and removing the “nine-dash line” application map) is imposed a fine of between VND10 million and VND20 million as prescribed The Decree No. 127/2013 / ND-CP amended and supplemented in Decree 45/2016 / ND-CP.

The act of displaying the car with the GPS device installed with navigator application using improper images of Vietnam's sovereignty over the sea and islands (acts by the Company Limited) VW Vietnam cars implement:) is imposed a fine of between VND20 million and VND40 million according to Point b, Clause 1, Article 20 of Decree 159/2013 / ND-CP.

At the same time, applying the additional penalties of confiscating the infringing goods and vehicle as the car as prescribed in Decree 159/2013 / ND-CP.

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In addition, the General Department of Customs has directed provincial and municipal Customs Departments to check the actual shipments of cars imported from China, in which focusing on inspecting GPS devices which are installed navigator application. If the device is detected containing contents and images violating national territorial sovereignty and distorting history, the Customs office will stop the customs clearance and handle violations in accordance with the provisions of Article 28 of Decree 159/2013 / ND-CP.

By Thai Binh/ Huyen Trang