Non- application of import tariff-rate quotas for unmanufactured tobacco originated from ASEAN

 Minister of Industry and Trade promulgates the Circular no. 07/2015/TT-BCT on non- application of import tariff-rate quotas for unmanufactured tobacco originated (HS Code 2401) from ASEAN

The import of unmanufactured tobacco originated from ASEAN countries is not governed by Article 5 on imported goods under tariff quotas of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Circular No. 04/2014/TT-BCT of January 27, 2014, detailing a number of articles of the Government’s Decree No. 187/2013/ND-CP of November 20, 2013, detailing the implementation of the Commercial Law regarding international goods trading and goods purchase, sale, processing and transit agency activities with foreign countries, and other relevant documents.

Subjects of application

This Circular applies to traders possessing cigarette production licenses granted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Import duty rates

The import duty rates for unmanufactured tobacco originated from ASEAN countries must comply with regulations of the Ministry of Finance.

The import of unmanufactured tobacco originated from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia must comply with this Circular, and in addition in case the import volume is within the unmanufactured tobacco quota under the Trade Agreement signed with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, or under the Arrangement on Bilateral Trade Enhancement signed with the Kingdom of Cambodia, it is entitled to the preferential import duty rates specified in this Agreement or Arrangement.

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