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Hiển thị các bài đăng có nhãn Import Export Business in Vietnam. Hiển thị tất cả bài đăng
Hiển thị các bài đăng có nhãn Import Export Business in Vietnam. Hiển thị tất cả bài đăng

11.08.2017

What Goods Allowed to Be Imported into Vietnam?

Foreign owned companies in Vietnam wishing to import and distribute physical goods into Vietnam must comply with many regulations. It is imperative that the right to conduct import business of foreign investors and FDI companies differ from the right of Vietnamese traders having no foreign direct investment capital because trading activities are considered conditional investment area.
1. General Principles of Imported Goods
In principle, as other countries, the importers have to follow the general rules when importing and distributing physical goods into Vietnam:
  • Not to import goods specified under the list of goods banned from import or suspended from import provided, published by Vietnam government;
  • Follow the guideline or import regulations and conditions required by ministries and ministerial-level agencies. There are specific conditions for importing certain goods which the importers have to follow i.e. certain medical equipment have to be approved by the Ministry of Health; Food, cosmetics products need to be testedReceiving and transmitting telecom equipment must be inspected by Ministry of Information and Communication; Books, CDs will be checked and scanned for contents to be approved by Ministry of Cultures, Sport and Tourism; Equipment must satisfy energy, environmental regulations to be inspected and labeled by Ministry of Science and Technology…
  • Implement other relevant laws, commitments of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in treaties which it has signed or acceded to, and the roadmap announced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

2. Goods Prohibited to Be Imported into Vietnam
  • For the goods being banned to be imported and distributed in Vietnam, the importers have to follow strictly to avoid penalties:
  • Weapons, ammunitions, explosives (excluding industrial explosives), military technical equipment.
  • Assorted fireworks, sky lanterns, assorted devices causing interference to vehicle speedometers.
  • Used consumer goods: Textiles and garments, footwear, clothes; Electronic appliances; Refrigerating appliances; Home electric appliances; Medical equipment; Interior decoration goods;
  • Assorted publications banned from dissemination and circulation in Vietnam
  • Assorted cultural publications banned from dissemination and circulation or decided to be suspended from dissemination and circulation in Vietnam.
  • Right-hand drive means of transport; assorted automobiles and their spare parts which have their frame or engine numbers erased, modified or tampered with; Assorted motorcycles, special-use motorbikes and motorbikes which have their frame or engine numbers erased, modified or tampered with
  • Used supplies and vehicles
  • Chemicals in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.
  • Pesticides banned from use in Vietnam.
  • Wastes and scraps, refrigerating equipment using C.F.C.
  • Products and materials containing asbestos of the amphibole group
  • Schedule-I toxic chemicals; Chemicals on the list of banned chemicals
It is important for foreign trader wishing to establish a trading company in Vietnam to not only study the market demand in Vietnam but also the country’s law on import, export, customs law to ensure their compliance during the operation.  If doubted, the Client is suggested to reach out for help and advisory of law firm in Vietnam by qualified lawyers in the area of import, export and customs.

4.12.2017

Process Setting-up Foreign Onwed Import Export Business in Vietnam

If a foreign-invested company wishes to apply for export/import or distribution rights, it has to submit the below listed documentation to the competent authorities:
1. Export/Import rights:
The foreign investors who invest to exercise right to export, right to import must follow procedures for grant of investment certificates; the foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam which supplement the operational business activities for exercise of right to export, right to import must follow procedures for adjustment of investment certificates:
a. Dossier of verification for grant or adjustment of investment certificate as prescribed by law on investment;
b. A written explanation about the satisfaction of conditions in exercise of goods trading and directly related activities;

c. Documents proving the financial capability and experiences of investor in exercise of right to export and right to import;
d. Vouchers of tax agencies on performing the enterprise income tax liability within two consecutive years in the case the foreign-invested enterprises wish to supplement the exercise of right to export, right to import.
2. Trading activities/Distribution
The foreign investors with investment projects on exercise of goods trading and directly related activities in association with the setting up of enterprises must follow procedures for grant of investment certificates.
a. A dossier comprises:
i) Dossier of verification for grant of investment certificate as prescribed by law on investment;
ii) A written explanation about the satisfaction of conditions in exercise of goods trading and directly related activities according to the form MD-6 promulgated together with this Circular;
iii) Documents proving the financial capability and experiences of investor in exercise of busienss operation of goods trading and directly related activities.
b. After having acceptance opinion of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the competent state agencies shall grant investment certificate. The investment certificate shall concurrently be business license.  Although not stipulated in the law, before granting an investment certificate with these business lines, the authorities usually consider application on case by case basis, taking into account market stability, population density in the area where the company is located and the consistency of the investment project with the master plan of the said area.
For these business lines the competent authorities must obtain the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Trade before issuing the investment certificate.
3. License for setting up retail establishments
If a foreign-invested enterprise wishes to set up a retail establishment in addition to the first retail establishment, it must follow procedures for license for setting up retail establishment, a dossier comprises:
a. Dossier of verification for grant or adjustment of investment certificate as prescribed by law on investment;
b. Dossier of license for setting up retail establishments, comprising:
i) Application for license to set up retail establishment;
ii) A written explanation about the satisfaction of conditions of setting retail establishments as per the law;
iii) Document of provincial People’s Committee that approves the working result of the Council of checking the
economic demand to consider the conformity of setting up of a retail establishment in addition to the first retail establishment.
iv) Report on exercise of goods trading and directly related activities of licensed projects;
v)Vouchers, which are issued by tax agencies, about exercise of enterprise income tax liability in two adjacent years.
After having acceptance of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the competent state agency shall grant the license for the setting up of retail establishments.
Our lawyers of foreign investment practice at ANT Lawyers, a law firm in Vietnam are available to advise and provide client with service and representation in Vietnam.
In order to seek further advice, please contact us at ant@antlawyers.vn or call + 84 912 817 823.