Currently, the demand for importing wood from overseas into Vietnam is increasing. However, many individuals and businesses are still quite confusing when doing wood import procedures. We would like to share with you the practical experience in importing wood as follows:
Pursuant to the Legal procedures for wood import:
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 12/2006 / ND-CP dated January 23, 2006, detailing the implementation of the Commercial Law regarding international goods purchase and sale activities and buying agency activities, selling, processing and transiting goods to foreign countries and Circular No. 04/2006 / TT-BTM of April 6, 2006 of the Ministry of Trade (now the Ministry of Industry and Trade) guiding a number of contents specified in Decree No. 12/2006 / ND-CP.
Circular No. 59/2010 / TT-BNNPTNT dated October 19, 2010 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Circular No. 194/2010 / TT-BTC dated December 6, 2010 of the Ministry of Finance guiding customs procedures; customs inspection and supervision; export tax, import tax and tax administration for import and export goods
Circular No. 196/2012 / TT-BTC dated November 15, 2012 of the Ministry of Finance regulating e-customs procedures for export and import goods (electronic customs procedures).
Circular No. 40/2012 / TT-BNN dated August 15, 2012.
Decree 154/2005 / ND-CP dated December 15, 2005 detailing a number of articles of the Customs Law
Circular No. 156/2011 / TT-BTC dated November 14, 2011 of the Ministry of Finance promulgating Vietnam's List of Import and Export Goods and Preferential Import Tariffs under the List of Taxable Goods attached to Circular No. 193/2012 / TT-BTC dated November 15, 2012 of the Ministry of Finance
The importer should base on the List of wild fauna and flora under CITES management issued together with Circular No. 59/2010 / TT-BNNPTNT dated October 19, 2010 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development and look up according to the scientific name of the wood species that the Company intends to import as part of the CITES Appendices?
• In case the wood product does not belong to CITES Appendices, the Company may import this wood product without having to get a permit from CITES Vietnam.
• In case the Oak wood in Appendix I of CITES, the Company cannot import this product.
• In case the Oak wood in Appendix II and III of CITES, when importing, there must be a permit issued by Vietnam CITES Agency.
Also wood is quarantined before being imported
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