Vietnam import requirement of Wine (Hs code: 2208)

Special excise tax

According to  Law No. 70/2014/QH13, special excise tax is as below:

Goods/services Tax rates (%) Law
Alcohol Law No. 70/2014/QH13
a) Alcohol with ABV ≥ 20o
From January 01, 2016 until the end of December 31, 2016 55
From January 01, 2017 until the end of December 31, 2017 60
From January 01, 2018 65
b) Alcohol with ABV < 20o
From January 01, 2016 until the end of December 31, 2017 30
From January 01, 2018 35
 

Requirement

‘Pursuant to the annex of the Government’s Decree No. 69/2018 / ND-CP , the product  is not banned from import and export , the product exclude in the list of goods banned from import or export.
Pursuant to 105/2017/ND-CP ON TRADE IN ALCOHOL:
Article 5. Food quality and safety
1. Types of alcohol regulated by technical regulations shall have a declaration of conformity which is registered with a competent authority before being sold on the market.
2. Types of alcohol that are not regulated by technical regulations shall have a declaration of food safety which is registered with a competent state authority before being sold on the market until corresponding technical regulations are issued and come into force.
3. Procedures for submitting the declaration of conformity and declaration of food safety shall comply with regulations of the Law on Food safety, the Government’s Decree specifying certain articles of the Law on Food safety and other relevant legislative documents.
Article 6. Labeling of alcoholic drinks
1. Alcohol produced for domestic consumption and imported alcohol shall be labeled, except for home alcohol production for selling to the enterprise having the license for mass production of alcohol for re-preparation.
2. It is not required that semi-finished alcohol imported be labeled.”

Customs Procedure   :

According to  clause 5 , 6 , 7 of article 1 of Circular No. 39/2018/TT-BTC and article no. 18 of  Circular No. 38/2015/TT-BTC specifies on Dossiers of import procedures. See here:

Method of Inspection

According to article 16 of ‘Decree no.15/2018/NĐ-CP Decree to elaborate some Articles of the Law of Food safety:

“Article 16. Inspection methods

  1. Reduced inspection: document inspection of up to 5% of the shipments within 01 year randomly chosen by the customs authority.
  1. Normal inspection: document inspection only.
  1. Tightened inspection: both document inspection and sampling.”

Dossier for inspection 

According to article 17 of ‘Decree no.15/2018/NĐ-CP Decree to elaborate some Articles of the Law of Food safety:

“Article 17. Application of the inspection method

1.Reduced inspection will be carried out if:

a) There is a certificate of food safety issued by the competent authority of a country that has entered a mutual recognition agreement regarding food safety inspection to which Vietnam is also a signatory; the inspection result given by the competent authority of the exporting country is satisfactory;

b) The results of 03 consecutive normal inspections within 12 months are satisfactory;

c) The manufacturer applies either GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000, IFS, BRC, FSSC 22000 or an equivalent system.

2.Normal inspection applies to all commodities of the shipment, except for the cases specified in Clause 1 and Clause 3 of this Article’

3.Tightened inspection will be carried out if:

a) The result of the previous inspection is not satisfactory;

b) A shipment or commodity fails to meet requirements during the inspections (if any); 

c) A warning is issued by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the People’s Committee of the province or a competent authority of a foreign country or the manufacturer’s home country

4.The tightened inspection will be changed into normal inspection in the following cases:

a) The results of 03 consecutive tightened inspection are satisfactory in the cases specified in Point a and Point b Clause 3 of this Article; 

b) The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development or the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam issues a request for suspension of tightened inspection in the cases specified in Point c Clause 3 of this Article.

Inspection schedule /Timeline:

According to article 19 of ‘Decree no.15/2018/NĐ-CP Decree to elaborate some Articles of the Law of Food safety:

Article 19. Inspection procedures

1.Procedures for reduced inspection:

While following customs procedures, the goods owner shall submit an application according to Clause 1 Article 18 of this Decree;

b) The customs authority shall carry out document inspection of up to 5% of the shipments eligible for reduced inspection within 01 year.

Within 03 working days from the receipt of the application, the customs authority shall process it and consider granting customs clearance. If the application has to be supplemented, explanation and legal basis must be provided.

2.Procedures for normal inspection:

a) Before the shipment arrives at the border checkpoint, he goods owner shall submit the application according to Clause 2 Article 18 of this Decree to the inspecting authority or National Single-window Information Portal of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development or the Ministry of Industry and Trade (if applied);

b) Within 03 working days from the receipt of the application, the customs authority shall process it and issue a notice of whether the inspection result is satisfactory (form No. 05 of Appendix I hereof). If the application has to be supplemented, explanation and legal basis must be provided;

c) The goods owner shall submit the notice of satisfactory inspection result to the customs authority to be granted customs clearance.

3.Procedures for tightened inspection:

a) The same as Point a Clause 2 of this Article;

b)  Within 07 working days from the receipt of the application, the customs authority shall process it and issue a notice of whether the inspection result is satisfactory (form No. 05 of Appendix I hereof). If the application has to be supplemented, explanation and legal basis must be provided;

c) The goods owner shall submit the notice of satisfactory inspection result to the customs authority to be granted customs clearance

4.If the inspection result is not satisfactory, the inspecting authority shall take appropriate measures in accordance with Clause 3 Article 55 of the Law of Food safety and submit a report on disposal of unconformable foods to the supervisory Ministry.

FEE for inspection

See at: http://vietnamthings.com/2019/04/26/newest-schedule-of-fee-for-food-safety-and-hygiene-affair-in-vietnam-regulation/

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