The opportunity to expand the auxiliary tank mounted under the trailer to smuggle gasoline across the border
From the beginning of the year until now, gasoline prices The world retail price has increased by more than 40% while the domestic retail price has increased by less than 30%. The large price difference between Vietnam and some neighboring countries has led to the smuggling of petroleum to bordering countries. Without timely measures, the illegal cross-border petroleum trade will cause many consequences.
One of the ways of transporting petroleum across the border that has been discovered by the functional forces is that the auxiliary fuel tanks are enlarged by about 1m in height, 4-5m in length and attached by drivers. under the trailer making detection very difficult.
After the gasoline is poured into auxiliary tanks, these trucks move towards the Nam Can border gate, Nghe An province to be transported to Laos for consumption.
“Every car also carries about 1,000 liters more, selling 4-5 million dong to Laos. If customs ask, you go and make the law yourself, take care of yourself”, the driver said.
The opportunity to expand the auxiliary fuel tank and mount it under the trailer to smuggle across the border.
According to regulations, vehicles carrying goods through the border gate area are only allowed to fill petrol in the tank according to the design, absolutely not reinforced with additional fuel tanks. However, in many ways, vehicles still easily bypass the checkpoints of the authorities.
Mr. Tran Dinh Thien – former director of the Vietnam Economic Institute said: “The possibility of smuggling continues or not, part of what people say is that the weakness or spread of forces does not meet the requirements. that’s it. But an equally important part is the relationship of interest.”
“Rather, it is a form of aiding in smuggling and smuggling of petrol and oil. We should remember that all have a supply-demand relationship, ie there must be demand to have supply and vice versa.” , Mr. Can Van Luc – Chief Economist of BIDV said.
A truck carrying smuggled gasoline moves towards the Nam Can border gate, Nghe An province to take it to Laos for consumption.
The difference increased when the environmental protection tax on gasoline was reduced to 2,000 VND/liter. Therefore, local market management forces and law enforcement agencies need to further strengthen the inspection, control and fight against oil and gas smuggling across the border.
Mr. Nguyen Duc Chi – Deputy Minister of Finance said: “Petroleum is a strategic commodity if we don’t have synchronous solutions, it will be very difficult to both collect the budget and ensure the supply – demand for the domestic industry. petroleum products”.
Petroleum is still an important commodity group in the development of many countries. Vietnam is implementing a series of solutions to both ensure supply as well as manage prices at a reasonable level. This is one of the solutions in the economic recovery program as well as limiting the impact on prices for people.
However, along with the administration of policies, the work against smuggling across borders should also be strengthened to avoid disturbances in the domestic market as well as loss of revenue for the state budget.
According to statistics from the beginning of the year until now, in the southern sea, functional forces have also arrested 6 cases of illegally transporting DO oil with about 400,000 liters, losing nearly 1,000 billion VND in state budget revenue… Actual price smuggled petroleum The difference with official goods is much, causing damage to enterprises that import official goods and stimulating smuggling and production of fake gasoline.
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