blue-check Remarks relating to HS codes of some goods items

Official letter No. 3220/TCHQ-TXNK dated June 25th, 2021 of the General Department of Vietnam Customs regarding guidelines for, rectification of goods classification
Posted: 30/6/2021 8:11:20 AM | Latest updated: 20/8/2021 2:36:49 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5238 | Vietlaw: 523

Because enterprises often wrongly declare HS codes of the following goods items, the General Department of Vietnam requests customs department of provinces/cities to review, examine and re-classify according to the following guidelines:

- Single Speaker, not yet installed in box, used for installing in speaker boxes for transformation of audio frequency sign into sound, must be classified into heading 85.18, HS code 8518.29.90 (MFN 15%) rather than HS code 8518.90.30 (MFN 10%).

- Onagre capsules are food preparations in liquid form made of vegetable oil with the main ingredients including Onagre Oil, D-Alpha tocopherol, suitable to be classified into heading 15.17, subheading 1517.90, HS code 1517.90.69 (MFN 30%) rather than HS code 2106.90.72 (MFN 15%).

- Fan filter unit of a diameter of 36cm, attached to motor model OR430, a capacity of 400W, a voltage of 220V, 100% new, suitable to be classified into heading 84.14, subheading 8414.59" - - Other", subheading " - - - Of a capacity not exceeding 125kW", subheading "- - - - Other”, HS code 8414.59.41 with regard to fans having protective nets or 8414.59.49 with regard other fans.

Cases of wrong declaration of HS codes, import duty are required to make adjustments and subject to retroactive collection of duty and sanction (if any).

Ms Phuong Thao (
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