Import Beer to Vietnam
With practical experience in handling importing Beer, in this article, Logistics HP Global summarizes the contents related to importing Beer into Vietnam: Vietnam’s governmental management policy on importing Beer; Import procedures for Beer; Taxes on importing Beer;…
HS code of Beer
In order to properly determine policies, procedures of the import, one of the first thing needed to determine is the HS code of the commodity
Beer’s HS code in Chapter 22: BEVERAGES, SPIRITS AND VINEGAR
|2203||Beer made from malt.|
|– Stout or porter:|
|22030011||– – Of an alcoholic strength by volume not exceeding 5.8 % vol.|
|22030019||– – Other|
|– Other, including ale:|
|22030091||– – Of an alcoholic strength by volume not exceeding 5.8 % vol.|
|22030099||– – Other|
The classification of a product to a certain HS code is based on the nature, composition, …. of the actual imported commodity at the import time, based on catalogue, technical documents (if any) or /and decided by the Customs Department of Commodity Verification. The actual inspection results of the Customs and announcement by the Customs Department of Commodity Verification are legal basis for applying HS code to imported good. Importers are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the products are correctly classified.
Our above advised HS codes are for reference only.
For more information about this content, please refer to the article Definition of HS code in Vietnam
Ban on import, export
According to the current regulation, Beer is not in the List of prohibited imports into Vietnam, so the enterprise can do the import procedure pursuant to current stipulations.
For more information, read the article List of prohibited imports into Vietnam
Import procedure to Vietnam of Beer
Governmental management on Beer
Beer is under the specialized management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. According to Decision 4755/QD-BCT dated December 21, 2017 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, enterprises must register for food safety inspection before customs clearance.
When importing beer, enterprises must also announce the conformity / declaration of food safety regulations.
Management on declaration value
Beer is in the list of management on declaration value
Customs procedure of import Beer into Vietnam
when doing customs clearance, customs procedure of importing Beer into Vietnam is the same as other common commodities and must submit additional quarantine results
Label for import Beer
According to current stipulation, cargo imported into Vietnam need to have sufficient label
Duties, Taxes on importing Beer
When importing Beer, the importer needs to pay import duty and value added tax (VAT).
VAT on Beer: 10%.
Preferential import tax rate on Beer is 35%.
Excise tax is 65%
Shipping Cost and time for importing Beer
Shipping costs and transportation time are closely related. Depending on the nature of the commodity and requirement of the shipment, international transportation mode can be by sea, air, road, rail and express delivery. The enterprise should consider to make the most appropriate decision.
For more detailed advice on import procedures, shipping methods and estimate for the full shipping cost, please contact us – Service Provider for exporting Beer
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Room 2308, CT2 Van Khe, La Khe, Ha Dong, Hanoi
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