blue-check Regarding management of low value goods sent by express delivery services

Dispatch No. 3923/TCHQ-GSQL dated August 6th, 2021 of the General Department of Customs regrading enhance management of low value goods sent by express delivery services
Posted: 19/8/2021 8:26:45 AM | Latest updated: 20/8/2021 7:16:13 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5274 | Vietlaw: 523

Aiming to prevent from taking advantage of duty-free policy for goods valued at under 1,000,000 VND sent by express delivery services, the General Department of Vietnam announces that in case a shipment under 1 master bill contains multiple packages under separate house bills of the same owner and the total customs value of these packages exceeds 1.000.000 VND, the entire shipment shall be subject to import duty and not eligible for the duty exemption policy according to Clause 2 Article 29 of Decree No. 134/2016/ND-CPstatus2 .

In addition, the General Department of Vietnam Customs also requests for intensification of inspection, supervision and control of low value goods sent by express delivery services if there are the following signs:

- Inadequate or unclear information about the consignee: (i) the consignee address is missing, inadequate or false, (ii) ID number or equivalent document number is missing;

- Goods are regularly sent to consignees that have the same address, phone number, ID number (or equivalent document number) or unclear address;

- Organizations and individuals that frequently import goods by express delivery services (receiving goods more than once per day);

- Goods are divided into smaller packages to achieve the duty-free values.

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