Import Regulation

Import documentation rules for VIETNAM


Consignee & Notify in case of “To Order” B/L, both must be a party located in Vietnam and must show all the details of company as follows: Tax code, Full Name, Address, E-mail, Phone number, Fax number and Person-in-charge to be contacted duly.

Cargo Description/HS Code must be specified clearly for each container.

Shipper/Consignee/Notify must seek for Import License/Certificates…if such papers requested from Vietnam competent authorities for importation, and submit duly to Carrier(s) for such legal requirement of declaration if any.

Non-compliance will lead to cargo blocked or to heavy fines.

Special regulations for Waste/ Scrap and Used commodities:

All shipments Vietnam involving USED TIRES are strictly prohibited.

For all WASTE/SCRAP/USED shipments import into Vietnam (except PLASTICS SCRAP which are banned on importation), Environment Import License No/ HS Code (minimum 8 digits)/ Consignee Tax Code are mandatory to be shown on B/L.

Consignee is mandatory to provide the required documents listed below 48hrs working time before vessel arrived

  • Environment Import License
  • Deposit Letter signed by Bank

In any instances of non-compliance with all regulations mentioned above, cargoes will be rejected for discharge by Vietnam customs authorities, must retain on board and be shipped back to Port of Origin/ POL with all the costs borne by clients.

Cross Payment (also known as “Payment elsewhere”)

Cargo will not be released until official confirmation of freight payment settled from such Place of Payment office, therefore Consignee/ Notify or Cargo Owner need to speed up progress of payment to get delivery timely, avoid any unnecessary delay and additional cost arising.

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