Import requirement of Shampoo

Question :

We want to know HS code of shampoo and import tax if having CO AK or VK? Are there any import requirement of this product?


1.HS code and Tax

HS code of normal shampoo: 33051090. MFN=15%
If having CO AK and CO VK, import tax is 0%.

2.Policy of import

Cosmetics are typical items, under the management of the Drug Administration – Ministry of Health. Therefore, before importing cosmetics into Vietnam, Enterprises need to make Cosmetics Product Proclamation according to Circular 06/2011 / TT-BYT.

This Cosmetics Product Proclamation is valid for 5 years from the date of issuance of the Cosmetics Product Proclamation form .

Step 1. Dossier for Cosmetic product proclamation are regulated in Article 4, Circular No. 06/2011/TT-BYT, including:

– Cosmetic product proclamation report with the proclamation data (soft version of proclamation report);

– Original or notarized copy of letter of attorney from the producers or the owners of products authorized for organizations, individuals are responsible of putting products on the market in Vietnam

– Certificate of free sale (CFS) (only applied for import cosmetic product proclamation which satisfies the following: a. CFS which is issued by the current territory must have been original or legally notarized and still in the day of validity. In case CFS is not provided of the expiry day, it must be a certificate which has just been issued within 24 months. b. CFS must be consul legalized according to provisions of the law, except consul legalization)

Step 2. Create a account in Vietnam National Single Window : Website: ttps://

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