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HÀ NỘI — Customs agencies throughout the country have begun tightening supervision of imported components of all electric motorcycle following the latest order of the General Department of Việt Nam Customs.
The supervision was conducted no longer after a regulation made the registration of electric motorcycles mandatory from July 1, under approval by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.
The General Department of Việt Nam Customs has ordered strict punishment to any customs staff nationwide, who was found abetting smugglers.
The administrations of cities and provinces have been asked to join hands with the Customs to stop smuggling of electric motorcycle components in the future, the department said.
As of July 1, owners of electric motorcycles without registered number plates would be fined VNĐ300,000 to VNĐ400,000 (US$13-18) under the government decree No 171 issued in 2013.
Statistics from the Việt Nam Register Agency estimated that the country now has about 2 million electric bikes and motorcycles. — VNS