VCN - Except for imported jet gasoline, from the beginning of 2019 until now, there has not been any gasoline shipments imported through the Ho Chi Minh City border gate.
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According to the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department, although the import turnover through HCMC border gates in the first 4 months of 2019 increased by 9.15% compared to the same period in 2018, import turnover of some commodity groups decreased compared to the same period in 2018.
In particular, normal gasoline was not imported while its imports in the same period of 2018 were US$9.376 million.
This is the first time in many recent years that gasoline has not had procedures completed at the Ho Chi Minh City border gate.
In the first 4 months of the year, imported jet gasoline and diesel oil reached US$713 million compared to US$1,002.8 million in the same period last year, down 28.8%.
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It is because domestic companies have used domestically produced gasoline from Dung Quat oil refinery plant. Moreover, the global gasoline price is currently higher than the domestic gasoline price, so companies also restrict imports of this item.
By Le Thu/ Huyen Trang