LONDON – The French motor trade is declaring success in a multiyear campaign to persuade the government to tighten up the procedures for payment of value-added-tax on secondhand vehicles imported into the country. The French Ministry of Finance has proposed reforms to the 2014 national budget designed to end a cross-border fraud estimated to have cost the country €1 billion ($1.22 billion) through the sale of about 160,000 used autos in the past 10 years, depressing the ...

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