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Grey market irks Bentley, asks for lower duties

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Bentley Motors Ltd, the British maker of luxury cars, is urging the Thai government to curb the prevalence of grey imports. 

"We should create a fair and easy system so we can all operate under the same rules. We get a lot of markets asking us why we can't be cheaper, but it's not us but taxes and duties. We're abiding by the rules, and people are saying we're too expensive," Geoff Dowding, the regional director for Asia, the Middle East and the UK, said during a recent stop in Bangkok.

He said the Southeast Asian market is quite small for Bentley due to high duties of up to 328% on luxury cars, and there are about 2,000 unregistered luxury cars plying Thailand's roads.

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