VCN – The item that is subject to exemption from quality inspection and food safety inspection will be expanded, helping reduce the number of imported shipments subject to inspection because many imported goods are exempted from quality inspection and food safety inspection, cutting costs and reducing clearance time.
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The draft decree stipulating the management mechanism, methods, order and procedures for quality inspection and food safety inspection for import goods is being collected opinions of people, businesses and related units by the Ministry of Finance.
An important reform in the draft decree is to expand the subject of exemption from quality inspection and food safety inspection.
The draft decree stipulates 22 cases of exemption from quality inspection and food safety inspection. This content has fully inherited cases of exemption from inspection specified in the decrees stipulating specifically on the implementation of the Law on Product and Goods Quality; Law on Food Safety. At the same time, supplementing cases of exemption from inspection that have arisen in the actual operation of businesses and customs management.
In particular, there was an increase of five cases of exemption from quality inspection and nine cases of exemption from food safety inspection compared to current regulations.
Cases of exemption from quality inspection and food safety inspection include:
Luggage of people on entry, movable property, gifts and presents of organisations and individuals within the quota of import duty-free in accordance with provisions of the law on tax law, except for vehicles.
Goods imported in a quantity exempt from import duty comply with the law on tax of foreign organisations and individuals are entitled to privileges and immunities, except for vehicles.
Goods in transit, transferring border-gate, transshipment, temporary import or re-export.
Goods brought from abroad and deposited into bonded warehouses.
Goods that are samples for advertising and have no use value, sample goods for scientific research, research serving for production with the quantities consistent with the dossiers and documents certified by the organisation or individual, samples for testing serving for assessment and certification of conformity with national technical regulations and inter-laboratory testing.
Goods temporarily imported and re-exported, temporarily exported and re-imported for use at trade fairs, exhibitions, product introduction, sporting, cultural, artistic or other events.
Goods temporarily imported for re-exported for testing, research and product development; machinery, equipment and professional tools temporarily imported for re-export, temporarily exported for re-import to serve the work of people on entry within a certain period of time.
Goods temporarily imported and re-exported to supply ships and aircraft anchored at Vietnamese ports to exit the country.
Goods temporarily imported and re-exported or temporarily exported and re-imported for warranty, repair or replacement.
Vehicles containing goods rotated under the mode of temporary import and re-export or temporary export and re-import to store exported and imported goods.
Goods temporarily imported for sale at duty-free shops.
Goods exchanged by border residents within the duty-free quota.
Imported goods sent via postal or express delivery services are exempt from import duties in accordance with the law on tax.
Goods are raw materials, supplies and components imported for export processing or export production; imported finished products to attach to processed products for export, manufactured products for export.
Goods are raw materials and supplies serving for export production of businesses and businesses in non-tariff zones.
Goods that have completed export procedures but are re-imported.
Goods traded between Vietnamese traders and foreign traders who have no presence in Vietnam and are assigned by foreign traders to deliver and/or receive goods with other traders in Vietnam.
Goods that are parts to replace or repair synchronous equipment lines of organisations and individuals; goods are materials and components imported for warranty, repair, or the replacement for a complete product unit.
Health protection foods, medical nutrition foods, food for special diet; nutritional products for children up to 36 months old; foods containing new additives; mixed food additives with new uses, food additives that are not on the list of additives allowed to be used in food or not for the right users prescribed by the Ministry of Health and have been granted a registration code of the product announcement.
Imported food and raw material only used for the internal production of the importing organisation or individual, not for consumption in the domestic market.
Other types of goods not for business purposes as prescribed by law.
Goods imported for urgent requirements according to the written permission of the Government or the Prime Minister.
According to the Ministry of Finance, the reduction of the expansion of subjects exempt from quality inspection and food safety inspection helps businesses to cut the number of imported shipments subject to inspection as many imported goods are exempt from quality inspection and food safety inspection, cost reduction and reduce clearance time.
Regarding to State management agencies, it also helps to cut costs, labor days, and resources as they do not have to carry out State inspection of quality and food safety for imported goods belonging to unnecessary cases, focusing resources on high-risk items and potential fraudulent importers.
By N.Linh/Thanh Thuy