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Frozen fish is one kind of products being imported with some conditions of Vietnam government, for that importers may have many questions about process of importing this product. Frozen fish is normally shipped by reefer container between (-30) degrees & (-35) degrees. 

The process of procedure for importing Frozen fish or any kind of frozen foodstuff into Vietnam are following these steps below:    

  1. Legal foundation
  1. The process of procedure for importing Frozen fish

Step 1: Checking suppliers list

Firstly, importers must check the suppliers/factories of the export country if they are registered & listed on system of Vietnam government, it means exporters must apply license before export frozen fish into Vietnam. Please check the list of registered suppliers on the link of Plant Protection Department  &

HS code of frozen fish belongs to group 0303. Depending on products, importers can search the suitable HS code.

  • Step 2: Apply a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)

Beside the License for supplier, Importer must apply this Certificate before importing frozen fish into Vietnam.

Following documents below:

– Application

– Business License

– CQ (Certificate of Quality)

– Health certificate

– Sales Contract

  • Step 3: Register & Apply a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection when cargo arrived to Vietnam custom border

– This step can be filled online here

Document requires:

+ Application

+ Health Certificate issued by export country

+ Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued by export country

+ Sales Contract

+ Commercial Invoice

+ Packing List

– Sample for checking

 Charges for importing frozen fish

Importer can be charged the fees below when doing import custom clearance

  • Import custom clearance fee
  • Certificate of Veterinary applying fee
  • Certificate of Veterinary fee

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