HS code of Wafers
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
Wafers’s HS code Chapter 19 – PREPARATIONS OF CEREALS, FLOUR, STARCH OR MILK; PASTRYCOOKS’ PRODUCTS
|19053220||Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers’ wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.|
|19053220||– – – Wafers|
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.
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, Wafers 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
Policy on importing Wafers
Governmental management on Wafers
According to the Food Safety Law specified in Decree 15/2018 / ND-CP, before importing, enterprises should take samples of imported products for self-declaration. After completing the announcement, importing goods and performing quality inspection of food safety (registration for quality inspection at the national 1-stop portal)
=> After having the result of food safety quality inspection, submit to the customs the same set of import documents for customs clearance.
Customs procedure of import Wafers into Vietnam
Customs dossier for import of sponge cakes:
- Commercial Invoice (Commercial invoice)
- Packing List (Bill of packing goods)
- Bill of lading
- Certificate of origin – in case the importer wishes to enjoy special preferential import duties)
- Other documents (if any)
- Registration for food safety quality inspection
Label for import Wafers
According to current stipulation, cargo imported into Vietnam need to have sufficient label
Duties, Taxes on importing Wafers
When importing Wafers, the importer needs to pay import duty and value added tax (VAT).
VAT on Wafers: 10%
Preferential import tax rate on Wafers: 35%
In case Wafers are imported from countries with free trade agreements with Vietnam, they may enjoy special preferential import duties if they meet the conditions set by the agreement.
Shipping Cost and time for importing Wafers
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 importing Wafers
Hp Global Company Limited
Freight forwarder and Customs Brokerage
Room 2308, CT2 Van Khe, La Khe, Ha Dong, Hanoi
Phone: 024 73008608 / Hotline: ++84 8 8611 5726
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