Import Fruits into Vietnam
With many years of experience in handling importingFruits, in this article, Logistics HP Global summarizes the contents related to importing Fruits into Vietnam: Vietnam’s governmental management policy on importing Fruits; Import procedures for Fruits; Taxes on importing Fruits;… …
HS code of Fruits
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
Fruits’s HS code Chapter 8: Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
– This chapter covers nuts or inedible fruits.
– Chilled nuts or nuts are to be classified in the same heading as the corresponding fruits and nuts.
– Dried fruit or nuts of this Chapter may be partially rehydrated or processed for the following purposes:
(a) Enhance storage or stabilization (for example, with moderate heat treatment, with sulfur, by adding sobic acid or potassium chocolate).
(b) Improve or maintain their appearance (for example, by adding vegetable oil or a small amount of syrup glucose), provided that they retain the properties of dried fruits and nuts)
|HS Code||Preferential import tax rate|
|Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
|– – Desiccated
|– – In the inner shell (endocarp)
|– – Other:
|– – – Young coconut
|– – – Other
|– Brazil nuts:
|– – In shell
|– – Shelled
|– Cashew nuts:
|– – In shell
|– – Shelled
|Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
|– – In shell
|– – Shelled
|– Hazelnuts or filberts (Corylus spp.):
|08022100||– – In shell||20|
|08022200||– – Shelled||20|
|08023100||– – In shell||10|
|08023200||– – Shelled||30|
|– Chestnuts (Castanea spp.):|
|08024100||– – In shell||30|
|08024200||– – Shelled||30|
|08025100||– – In shell||15|
|08025200||– – Shelled||15|
|– Macadamia nuts:|
|08026100||– – In shell||30|
|08026200||– – Shelled||30|
|08027000||– Kola nuts (Cola spp.)||30|
|08028000||– Areca nuts||30|
|0803||Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.|
|08039010||– – Lady’s finger banana||25|
|8039090||– – Other||25|
|0804||Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.|
|080450||– Guavas, mangoes and mangosteens:|
|08045010||– – Guavas||25|
|08045020||– – Mangoes||25|
|08045030||– – Mangosteens||25|
|0805||Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.|
|08051010||– – Fresh||20|
|08051020||– – Dried||20|
|– Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids:|
|08052100||– – Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas)||30|
|08052200||– – Clementines||30|
|08052900||– – Other||30|
|08054000||– Grapefruit, including pomelos||40|
|080550||– Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia):|
|08055010||– – Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum)||20|
|08055020||– – Limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia)||20|
|0806||Grapes, fresh or dried.|
|0807||Melons (including watermelons) and papaws (papayas), fresh.|
|– Melons (including watermelons):|
|08071100||– – Watermelons||30|
|08071900||– – Other||30|
|08072000||– Papaws (papayas)||30|
|0808||Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.|
|0809||Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.|
|08092100||– – Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus)||10|
|08092900||– – Other||10|
|08093000||– Peaches, including nectarines||20|
|080940||– Plums and sloes:|
|08094010||– – Plums||20|
|08094020||– – Sloes||20|
|0810||Other fruit, fresh.|
|08102000||– Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries||15|
|08103000||– Black, white or red currants and gooseberries||15|
|08104000||– Cranberries, bilberries and other fruits of the genus Vaccinium||15|
|08109010||– – Longans; Mata Kucing||25|
|08109020||– – Lychees||30|
|08109030||– – Rambutan||25|
|08109040||– – Langsat (Lanzones)||25|
|08109050||– – Jackfruit (including Cempedak and Nangka)||25|
|08109060||– – Tamarinds||25|
|08109070||– – Starfruit||25|
|– – Other:|
|08109091||– – – Salacca (snake fruit)||25|
|08109092||– – – Dragon fruit||25|
|08109093||– – – Sapodilla (ciku fruit)||25|
|08109094||– – – Pomegranate (Punica spp.), soursop or sweetsops (Annona spp.), bell fruit (Syzygium spp., Eugenia spp.), marian plum (Bouea spp.), passion fruit (Passiflora spp.), cottonfruit (Sandoricum spp.), jujube (Ziziphus spp.) and tampoi or rambai (Baccaurea spp.)||25|
|08109099||– – – Other||25|
|0811||Fruit and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.|
|08112000||– Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, loganberries, black, white or red currants and gooseberries||30|
|0812||Fruit and nuts, provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption.|
|08129010||– – Strawberries||30|
|08129090||– – Other||30|
|0813||Fruit, dried, other than that of headings 08.01 to 08.06; mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this Chapter.|
|081340||– Other fruit:|
|08134010||– – Longans||30|
|08134020||– – Tamarinds||30|
|08134090||– – Other||30|
|081350||– Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this Chapter:|
|08135010||– – Of which cashew nuts or Brazil nuts predominate by weight||30|
|08135020||– – Of which other nuts predominate by weight||30|
|08135030||– – Of which dates predominate by weight||30|
|08135040||– – Of which avocados or oranges or mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas) predominate by weight||30|
|08135090||– – Other||30|
|08140000||Peel of citrus fruit or melons (including watermelons), fresh, frozen, dried or provisionally preserved in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions.||10|
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, Fruits 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 into Vietnam of Fruits
Governmental management on Fruits
Based on the list of plant quarantine articles; the list of plant quarantine articles subject to the pest risk analysis before being imported into VietNam, which is issued together with Circular No. 30/2014 / TT-BNNPTNT of September 5, 2014 of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the fruit products belong to Catalog on.
Pursuant to Article 10 of the Government’s Decree No. 02/2007 / ND-CP on plant quarantine (“Decree 02/2007”), Articles imported into Vietnam must fully satisfy the following conditions:
- Being granted plant quarantine certificates by competent plant protection agencies of countries of exportation or certificates of equivalent value.
- Being free from regulated pests on the lists specified at Point a, Clause 1 of this Decree and from foreign harmful organisms; if infected with pests, such articles must be treated thoroughly.
- Being granted import plant quarantine permits for articles subject to pest risk analysis before those articles are imported into Vietnam.
- For materials packed with import timber, they must be treated with plant quarantine measures according to regulations.
Customs procedure of import Fruits into Vietnam:
Customs procedure of importing Fruits into Vietnam is the same as other common commodities.
Label for import Fruits
According to current stipulation, cargo imported into Vietnam need to have sufficient label
Cost and time for importing Fruits
Cost for importing cargo related to transportation and customs clearance are mainly contributed by two main factors: Tax and shipping costs
Taxes on importing Fruits
When importing Fruits, the importer needs to pay import duties and value added tax (VAT).
VAT on Fruits: 5%.
Preferential import tax rate onFruits is 5%- 30%( depend on HS).
Shipping cost and import time
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.
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