Officials are now studying the possibility of charging pollution tax on motorcycles similar to cars in accordance with the emission of carbon (CO2) emission (Photo AP) Bangkok (VNA) – Officials from Thailand’s Excise Department are now studying the possibility of charging pollution tax on motorcycles similar to cars in accordance with the emission of CO2. The department has begun to collect pollution tax on vehicles since January 1 2016.
Thailand eyes free individual travelers from VietnamBy Mong Binh - The Saigon Times DailyPichai Raktasinha, the office’s director, told the Daily on Wednesday that while customers who purchased group packages were important, the office wanted to tap the growing free individual travelers (FIT) market.He added that many Vietnamese people regularly traveled to Thailand and other nations. Now though, it is time for them to plan their own tours, he said. “I believe Thailand is one of their choices, especially for repeat travelers.”Pichai added that more flights between Vietnam and Thailand had made it easier for them to travel between the…... [Read more]
Australia\'s upper house passed a controversial pollution tax Tuesday in what the government called a "history-making vote", after years of bitter debate which felled a sitting prime minister. File photo of the Hazelwood power station east of Melbourne. Cheers and applause broke out as the Senate approved the Clean Energy Act by 36 votes to 32, requiring Australia\'s coal-fired power stations and other major emitters to "pay to pollute" from July 1 next year.Prime Minister Julia Gillard said it was a "major milestone in Australia\'s efforts to cut carbon pollution and seize the economic and job opportunities of the future.""This…... [Read more]
At a Vietnam – Thailand Business Meeting heldin Ho Chi Minh City on May 14, Nguyen The Hung, Deputy Director of theVCCI's HCM City chapter, said last year Thailand became Vietnam'sbiggest trade partner in ASEAN after trade growth rose 9 percent to 9.4billion USD.In January this year he said trade was worth 1.4billion USD of which Vietnam's exports - mostly mobile phones andaccessories, steel, and seafood - accounted for nearly 500 million USD.Its main imports from Thailand were machinery, oil and gas, auto parts, animal feed, and pharmaceuticals.Hungsaid the two countries have great untapped potential in trade, and manypromotional programmes…... [Read more]
Formosa steel is lobbying to have imports for constructing its project exempt from tax A Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) official told VIR that Formosa Ha Tinh’s proposal was submitted to the prime minister. Now the ministry is also waiting for the government’s guidance on the matter, said the official. Formosa Ha Tinh now faces entanglement in the import tax policy on its machines and equipment to create fixed assets for its giant steel and port complex in the central province of Ha Tinh. Specifically, in early November 2013, the company sent a document to the General Department of…... [Read more]
Its main imports from Thailand were machinery, oil and gas, auto parts, animal feed, and pharmaceuticals. — Photo autopro HCM CITY (VNS) — Viet Nam and Thailand target 20 per cent annual growth in trade, hoping to increase it to US$15 billion by 2020, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry said.At a Viet Nam – Thailand Business Meeting held in HCM City yesterday, Nguyen The Hung, deputy director of the VCCI's HCM City chapter, said last year Thailand became Viet Nam's biggest trade partner in ASEAN after trade growth rose 9 per cent to $9.4 billion.In January this…... [Read more]