Proposal to increase vehicle inspection price by 28%
In an official dispatch sent to Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha about adjusting the price of motor vehicle inspection services, the Ministry of Transport said that on June 27, the Registry Department submitted a proposal to increase vehicle inspection service fees from June 27. % – 28% compared to current.
Vehicle inspection service pricing is adjusted from the current form of “state specific pricing” to “maximum pricing by state” so that registration centers can have competitive prices.
According to the Ministry of Transport, on June 8, the government issued Decree No. 30/2023/ND-CP on the Business of Motor Vehicle Inspection Services, which regulates the right to regulate vehicle inspection service prices. Ministry of Transport.
However, the decree has not yet adjusted the form of state pricing for vehicle inspection services.
Currently, the Vehicle Inspection Service Price is a specific price issued by the Ministry of Finance under Decree No. 149/2016 guiding the implementation of several articles of the 2012 Price Law.
According to a report by the Registry Department, currently 281 registration centers are providing vehicle inspection services. In which, there are 192 private enrollment centers operating under the enterprise mechanism (68.3% of the total number of enrollment centres).
Decree No. 30/2023 has expanded the terms of vehicle inspection services, so the number of businesses participating in this service may increase significantly in the coming years.
Thus, there will be extensive competition in service provision and pricing as per the market mechanism. Depending on the region and sector, the vehicle inspection service provider will have different costs that make up the service value (land rent, labor costs, equipment depreciation, management costs…).
The state should not set any specific price
Therefore, on the principle of market economy, the State should not fix any price for motor vehicle inspection services applicable to multiple types of registration service providers across the country.
From the above analysis, the Ministry of Transport believes that it is necessary to adjust the current form of pricing for vehicle inspection services from “State specific pricing” to “State ceiling pricing”. according to practice.
Since then, activity has begun to provide vehicle inspection services, actively setting fair prices for businesses and creating conditions for market access.
The “state maximum pricing” for vehicle inspection services is in line with the provisions of the Price Law 2023 passed by the National Assembly in June 2023, effective from July 1, 2024.
After considering the Registry’s proposal, on July 13, the Ministry of Justice sent an official reply to the Ministry of Transport: Decree No. 149/2016, Guiding the Implementation of the 2012 Law on Pricing, Regulating the Form of Service Pricing. Automotive inspection service is uniquely priced; In case of changing the form of pricing for vehicle inspection services, it is necessary to issue a decree amending Decree 149/2016.
However, on 11 August, the Ministry of Finance sent an official letter requesting that if the Ministry of Transport proposes to introduce the form of maximum state pricing for vehicle inspection services, it is required to report it to the competent authorities. Decree No. 30/2023 on the business of motor vehicle inspection services.