Vietnam Import requirement of Beer (Hs code 2203)

HS CODE and Tax  of Beer 2019:

Requirements:

‘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 appendix 3 of Joint circular no.13/2014/TTLT-BYT-BNNPTNT-BCT, beer product is under management of MOIT.

Pursuant Appendix 2 promulgated together with Decision No. 4755 / QD-BCT of December 21, 2017 of the Minister of Industry and Trade, The product shall implement state inspection of foodstuff safety for import foodstuff under the management responsibility of the Ministry of Industry and Trade before customs clearance.

According to Law No. 70/2014/QH13 , Special excise duty for beer From January 01, 2018 is 65%.

* State inspection of foodstuff safety for import foodstuff

State inspection of foodstuff safety for import foodstuff shall be followed article 16 to 20 in accordance with decree no.15/2018/NĐ-CP Decree to elaborate some Articles of the Law of Food safety.

* 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 at the link:

http://vietnamthings.com/2019/03/12/latest-vietnam-customs-document-during-customs-procedure/

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 179of ‘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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