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Official letter No. 711/GSQL-GQ2 dated May 27th, 2022 of the General Department of Vietnam Customs regarding exportation for sale of materials imported under customs procedure code A12
Posted: 14/6/2022 9:03:11 AM | Latest updated: 22/6/2022 3:37:52 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5478 | Vietlaw: 565

According to clause 2 Article 12 of Decree No. 69/2018/ND-CP, foreign-invested enterprises (FDI enterprises) are not allowed to conduct the temporary importation for re-exportation.

Temporary importation refers to the importation of goods then sale of such goods a third country (clause 1 Article 39 of the Law on foreign trade management No. 05/2017/QH14).

Accordingly, now FDI enterprises are not allowed to import goods to sell them to a third country

Regarding customs procedure code, FDI enterprises may use code A12 to declare when they import materials, ingredients, machinery and equipment serving domestic manufacturing and use code B13 to declare when they exercise the right to export domestically purchased commodities for commercial purposes.

Ms Phuong Thao (
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