Good morning:

Just to alert you to yet another example of the gross incompetence with which this country operates –

We imported a car from Canada in July and dutifully paid all the taxes, got the marchamo and riteve etc. Upon going to get the marchamo renewed for 2011, we are now being advised that they have no record of it being registered! We paid all the import taxes and duties and we have all the receipts and the stickers etc.

The explanation we are now being given is that it was registered near to closing time back in July and the clerk who did so probably forgot to enter in all the information as it was late in the day and they were hurrying to shut down and leave…

Suzanne Brazao

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