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1. GENERAL
Routing:  Nearest airport to places in Vietnam:
     Language on documents Vietnamese/English.
       
Other requirements
        +     Import of Commercial consigments may be registered through State enterprise.
        +     Insurance must be effected by Vietnam Insurance Company.
   

2. DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS
    •   Commercial consignments
        +    3 Commercial invoices. All amounts preferably to be shown in USD.
        +    Import License issued by Ministry of Trade (for kinds of goods as required).
        +    Certificates of Origin.
    •     Sample consignments
       
Yêu cầu có hóa đơn chiếu lệ và kê khai đặc điểm hàng hóa trong không vận đơn.
    •     Gift Consignment
       
No documents, but total value must be mentioned on AWB.
   
3. RESTRICTION.
    •    General:  In present cases between two Governments: Import Permit from Police and Customs authorities are composed: Buffaloes, beef cattle, porkers, poultry and chicken etc. No restrictions: formalities conditions are very favourable.
       
Live animals
        +   Health certificate required.
        +   Import Licence issued after inspection on arrival by Authorized Official of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Developing. Pre-alert notification required. Contact to Veterinary Department
        +     Tel 84-4-8696788 or Fax 84-4-8691311, for more information.
    •    Plants and plant material: Plants, seeds: Required Phytosanitary Certificates and Import Licence from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Developing, Contact to Tel 84-4-8252635
    •    Arms, ammunitions and explosives: Explosives other than ammunitions may be accepted subject to prior approval from Vietnam Authorities. Contact Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam Tel 84-4-6942363 or 84-4-8244153 for more information. Pre-alert notification required.
    •    Narcotics and drugs for medical use only, medicines, pharmaceutical products and vaccines:  Import Permit from Ministry of Health, Contact Tel 84-4-8464413 or Fax 84-4-8234758.
    •   Medicines and vaccines: Import Permit from Ministry of Health.
    •    Radioactive materials:
        

Required 48 hours Pre-alert notification and Import Licence from Ministry Science Technology and Environment, Contact Tel 84-4-8248199 or Fax 84-4-8220298.
    •   Other:
        +     Cultural Items (Including publications, video, cassette, CD, LD, VCD, personal diskettes, reading papers, journals...) Import License from Ministry of Information and Culture, Contact Tel 84-4-8264510 or Fax 84-4-8267101.
        +   Radiocommunication equipment Import Licence from Ministry of Communication.
   

4. PROHIBITIONS
    •  Arms, ammunitions, explosives and military technical equipments.
    •  Narcostics and drugs.
    •  Toxic and infection substances.
    •   Pornography and anti - regime propaganda documents.
    •  All kinds of fire-cracker.
    

For more information please contact Vietnamese Embassy, Consulate or Mission.
   
5. CHARGES
    •  General:  All charges are published in dong (VND).
    •  Handling
        +  Handling charge, per kg .....................................................................VND 700
        +  Minimum handling charge .................................................................VND 35.000
    •  Storage
        +   General cargo: Storage charge will be calculated starting at the third day from the arrival day (Saturday, Sunday, national holidays and the day of delivery not included)
        +  From the third day to th fifth day
           
- Shipment weighing up to 100kgs……… VND 1,000/kg/day
           
- Shipment weighing more than 100kgs
           
- The first 100kgs ………………...VND 1,000/kg/day
           
- From 100kgs ……………………VND 290/kg/day
        +  From the sixth day to the nineth day …………...VND 700/kg/day
        + 
From the tenth day ……………………………...VND 1,000/kg/day
        +  Minimum storage charge per AWB..................................VND 43,000
        +  The storage charges shall be paid by the consignee.
    •    Other
        +   Service charge for HAWB (House Airway Bill)
        +  To be paid by the consolidator or its authorized agent ………VND 6,850/kg
        +  Minimum charge per HAWB. .................................................VND 41,000
        +  Maximum charge per HAWB. .................................................VND 121,600
       
Handling charge for special cargo:...................................To be advised

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