List of Minerals eligible for export from Vietnam and conditions and procedures of export of minerals

The Mineral product shall be exported if it is the list and satisfying the quality standards provided in Appendix 1 to Circular 12/2016 / TT-BCT.

Appendix 1 as below:

Conditions on exported minerals 

Conditions on exported mineralsis according to artilce 4 of Circular no.41/2012/TT-BCT  amended by clause  2 Article 1 of Circular 12/2016 / TT-BCT.

Minerals eligible for export must fully satisfy the following conditions:

1.Satisfying the quality standards

Being on the list and satisfying the quality standards provided in Appendix 1 to this Circular.

2.Being of lawful origin in the following cases:

a/ Minerals exploited and processed from mines or mining spots with valid mining or salvage mining licenses granted by competent state agencies;
b/ Imported minerals are shown in the declaration of imported mineral goods.
c/ Minerals confiscated for public sale by competent state agencies.
For confiscated or publicly sold minerals, the following documents are required: sale invoices of assets confiscated into the state budget, ex-warehousing bills and written records of handover of assets involved in administrative violations and confiscated for auction.
d/ Processed mineral products of lawful origins specified at Points a, b and c of this Clause must suit processing technologies of processing facilities.

3. Limit of uranium or thorium

Exported minerals which contain by weight at least 0.05 percent of uranium or thorium must, apart from satisfying the conditions prescribed in Clauses 1 and 2 of this Article, have the Ministry of Science and Technology’s radioactive material export permits as prescribed by the Law on Atomic Energy.

Procedures for export of minerals

It is according article 5 of Circular no.41/2012/TT-BCT  amended by  clause 3 Article 1 of Circular 12/2016 / TT-BCT

1.Taking sample of minerals

Before carrying out export procedures, an enterprise shall coordinate with the customs office in taking samples of each lot of exported minerals for analysis to determine their quality. Samples shall be analyzed at laboratories qualified for VILAS standards.

2. A dossier of mineral export must comprise:

a/ Product quality analysis slip as mentioned at Point 1 above (the original);

b/ Dossier proving the lawful origin (certified copies) for submission to the custom office, which must comprise:

– Mining or salvage mining license specified in Clause 2, Article 4 (amended) under this Circular.
– Imported mineral declaration in case of import.
– Document on purchase of minerals confiscated for public sale prescribed in Clause 2, Article 4 (amended) under this Circular in case of purchasing minerals for public sale.
– Document on purchase of minerals for processing (contract on purchase of minerals and value-added invoices) enclosed with the mining or salvage mining license or imported mineral declaration or document on purchase of minerals confiscated for public sale of the seller; and description of the processing process and recovery rates of post-processing products in case of purchase of minerals for processing.
– Document on purchase of minerals (contract on purchase of minerals and value-added invoices) enclosed with the mining or salvage mining license or imported mineral declaration or document on purchase of minerals confiscated, for public sale of the seller in case of commercial business.
c/ Written approval of the export (if any) prescribed in Article 6 and Clause 3, Article 4 (amended) under this Circular (to produce the original and submit the copy).
d/ The enterprise’s report on export of minerals (copy) of the previous period already submitted to state agencies as prescribed in Clause 2, Article 7 (amended) under this Circular, except for enterprises that have just exported in the reporting period.
dd/ Other export-import documents as prescribed by current regulations.’’

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