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blue-check Guidelines on customs examination of imported drugs from August 1st, 2021

Official letter No. 3836/TCHQ-GSQL dated July 30th, 2021 of the General Department of Vietnam Customs regarding examination of shipments of drugs and medicinal ingredients
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This Official letter provides guidelines on examination of shipments of drugs and medicinal ingredients imported from August 1st, 2021 onwards.

Accordingly, with regard to yellow-line customs declarations: Customs authorities will examine and compare customs declaration contents with customs documentation according to the regulations at Decree No. 54/2017/ND-CPstatus2 and guidelines at Official letter No. 6068/TCHQ-GSQL dated September 16th, 2020. If they are consistent, customs authorities will immediately grant customs clearance. However, if the customs documentation is not suitable or there are doubts about authenticity of the documents in the customs documentation, Customs authorities will transfer the yellow-line customs declarations to the red channel to conduct physical inspection of goods.

With regard to red-line customs declarations: Customs authorities will examine and compare actual goods with information declared on customs declarations and customs documentation and request enterprises to provide: the originals of letter of attorney, certificate of free sale, testing certificates of products in order to examine, compare with the photocopies submitted together with the customs documentation and handle according to the guidelines provided at Official letter No. 401/TCHQ-GSQL dated July 23rd, 2021.

With regard to customs declarations of drugs and medicinal ingredients registered before August 1st, 2021: the customs examination shall be further carried out according to announcement of channel classification on the electronic customs data processing system and the guidelines provided at Official letter No. 401/TCHQ-GSQL dated July 23rd, 2021.

Ms Phuong Thao (VietlawOnline.com)
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