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Proposed amendments to regulations regarding on-the-spot export and import scheme

The Ministry of Finance is considering amending the regulations regarding on-the-spot (OTS) export and import provided under Article 35.1c of Decree No. 08/2015/ND-CP by abolishing the OTS export-import scheme, so that they will be routed as domestic transactions.
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