Mazars in Vietnam Newsletter - Customs Update - Issue December 2020

We would like to bring you notable customs updates for December 2020 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operations activities:

1. CUSTOMS DECLARATION & TAX POLICY

  • Some common mistakes in carrying out Customs declaration
  • Suspending the implementation of OL No. 7380/TCHQ-GSQL relating to declaration of bill of lading number
  • Guidance on declaration of goods loading place for EVFTA benefit
  • Expiration of Laos’ special-preferential import tariffs
  • Circular No. 04/2007/TT-BTM of the Ministry of Trade still governing on-spot export of FDI companies
  • Bonded warehouse lease must be contracted by goods owner

2. CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN (C/O)

  • On-spot export, unless from non-tariff zone, is not eligible to self-certify C/O under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA)
  • Box No. 1 in C/O Form E must indicate name of the exporter or producer
  • Requirement to submit C/O at import stage in case of imported goods having anti-dumping duty 

3. CUSTOMS PROCEDURE & TAX POLICY APPLYING TO EXPORT-MANUFACTURING MODEL, EXPORT-PROCESSING MODEL AND EXPORT-PROCESSING ENTERPRISES (“EPEs”).

  • Paid import duty on imported material of export-manufacturing model is not refundable if the export is indirect export (on-spot export)
  • EPE company must declare the change on usage purpose before destroying borrowed molds under the foreign mold owner’s request 

4. SPECIALIZED MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPORTED GOODS

  • New Circular on the management of veterinary medicine containing narcotic substance and precursor
  • Launching customs post-clearance audit and specialized inspection to cases of imported “threaded drop-in anchor” and “threaded nuts” that have been approved for Customs clearance
  • Imported steel of Grade 2 will be requested for price consultation if the import documents fail to clearly indicate the goods quality (Grade 2)
  • Checking on safety and environmental protection on imported forklifts belonging to HS code 84.27 regardless of the usage purpose

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Documents

[ENG] Mazars in Vietnam_Customs Newsletter_December 2020
[ENG] Mazars in Vietnam_​Customs Newsletter_​December 2020
[VIE] Mazars Việt Nam_Tin Hải quan_Tháng 12-2020
[VIE] Mazars Việt Nam_​Tin Hải quan_​Tháng 12-2020