Myanmar parliamentarians discuss reduction of tariff on imported autos

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - Parliamentarians focused on a reduction in tariff on imported autos during their discussion about Union Tax Bill.

The remarks came from the regular session of Union Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on September 13. At the regular session of Union Parliament, Lower House MP Sai Ngaung Saing Hein representing Maukme Constituency suggested that tariff rate on imported autos should be lowered. Imported autos cost more due to increasing price of US dollar around the world.

“The prices of cars manufactured through SKD and CKD systems will hike in coming October.  The cars manufactured through SKD and CKD systems in the country are enjoying tax exemption. They has become as a brand new market due to the high local demand. According to the car import policy, second-hand right steering is not allowed. Tariff on the cars designated as the special commodities should be reduced.  We have car showrooms of different brands in the country,” said Lower House MP Sai Ngaung Saing Hein.

Until August 10 on April 1 in 2018, the government realized K1197.84 million as tariffs were imposed on imported cars. Except Double Cup 4 wheels, instead of the cars ranging from 2001 cc to 4000 cc, 20 percent reduction should be amended for the cars ranging from 2001 cc to 3000 cc. 30 percent reduction should be amended for the cars ranging from 3001 cc to 4000 cc.   The cars ranging from 2001 cc to 3000 cc are very useful on hilly regions due to the different transportation. If tariff is reduced, more cars ranging from 2001 cc to 3000 cc will be used. If so, the transportation will be convenient for the commuters, said Lower House MP Aung Kyaw Oo (a) Kyaw Oo.

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