Vietnam Customs Strengthens The Inspection Of Chinese Products From Vietnam To The United States

- Dec 07, 2019-

Since this year, under the supervision of the US, Vietnam has begun to crack down more and more severely on "made in China" pretending to be "made in Vietnam". The US Customs has explained to the Vietnamese customs that even if Vietnamese enterprises import semi-finished products made in China and return to Vietnam, the actual goods will not conform to the tariff preferential policies, which also makes Chinese products export through the "curve" of Vietnam It's not working.

 

The latest regulations on the origin of Vietnam for export and re-export.

 

With the escalation of trade frictions between China and the United States, China's exports to the United States face a huge tariff of up to 25%. Since this year, China's exports of some goods to the United States have declined sharply, while Vietnam's exports of similar goods to the United States have risen sharply. This attracted the attention of the United States government.

 

In the first five months of this year, Vietnam's exports of computers and electronic products to the United States increased 71.6% year-on-year, according to US government statistics. At the same time, there has been a surge in exports from China to Vietnam. The U.S. government suspects that these goods will be exported to the U.S. to avoid tariffs, and has now put pressure on Vietnam to strictly investigate.

 

Therefore, Vietnam has repeatedly adjusted its rules on the confirmation of import and export origin, and the latest rules will come into effect on October 21.

Vietname customs new rule 1

Previously, the draft "made in Vietnam" (origin) standard issued by the Ministry of industry and trade of Vietnam stipulated that:

If the goods are made in the final processing stage of Vietnam, they must meet the requirements of relevant commodity code (HS) conversion regulations and the domestic added value ratio of more than 30% before they can be marked "made in Vietnam".

If the HS code column on the certificate of origin is different from that on the import declaration, and the description of the goods on the certificate of origin is different from that on the import declaration and the actual goods, but the customs authority has the basis to confirm that the goods belong to the tariff number column on the import declaration, and the supplementary import declaration meets the origin standard, the goods can be accepted Local certification documents.

 

If the HS code column on the certificate of origin is different from that on the import declaration, and the description of the goods on the certificate of origin is different from that on the import declaration and the actual goods, and the customs authority has the basis to confirm that the imported goods are not the goods on the certificate of origin, the customs authority shall reject the goods on the certificate of origin, and in accordance with this corporation The provisions of item 2 of Article 22 shall be notified to the electronic data processing system of the customs.

 

If the HS code on the certificate of origin is different from the tariff number on the import declaration, and the description of the goods on the certificate of origin and the import declaration is consistent with the description of the goods actually imported, if the customs unit has no basis to confirm that the goods on the tariff number on the import declaration meet one of the origin standards stipulated in the No. 31 / 2018 / nd-cp agreement, the customs unit shall comply with this announcement Article 19 and 21.

 

If the certificate of origin of the goods has been held at the time of handling the import formalities, but the customs declarer does not provide the certificate of origin number and date of issue, or does not hold the certificate of origin at the time of handling the import formalities, and the declarer does not apply for postponement of payment in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of this proclamation on the import declaration form, the customs authority may refuse the certificate of origin in accordance with the provisions.

 

If the declarant applies for delaying the payment of the certificate of origin (as stipulated in Article 5 of this proclamation), but the declaration and payment can be supplemented only after the expiration of the time limit (as stipulated in Article 7), the customs authority may refuse the certificate of origin according to law.

Phan Van chinh, director of the import and Export Bureau of the Ministry of industry and Commerce of Vietnam, said that the Ministry of industry and Commerce often exchanged views with the issuing units of certificates of origin and reminded them to strengthen the management and supervision of the issuance of certificates of origin, paying special attention to the products with high risk of certificate of origin fraud, such as solar cells, automobile tires, pistachios, shrimp, aluminum products, steel and synthetic wood And other products.