The round timber and sawn timber of headings 44.03, 44.07 subject to the suspension of the business of temporary import for re-export are determined according to the List of Vietnam’s imports and exports issued together with Circular No. 65/2017/TT-BTC and Circulars amending, supplementing to or replacing this Circular (if any).
This Circular takes effect from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2023. To replace Circular No. 37/2014/TT-BCT dated October 24th, 2014.
Accordingly, in case an enterprise imports round woods, timbers according to customs procedure code A11 (to import for consumption or for sale), then the enterprise re-exports the commodities to a third country according to customs procedure code B13 (to export the imported goods), it is still accepted.
At the same time, if the enterprise meets the conditions specified in point c Clause 1, Clause 2 Article 19 of the Law on import duty and export duty No. 107/2016/QH13 and Article 34 of Decree No. 134/2016/ND-CP, the enterprise is also eligible to receive a refund of import duty and to be exempt from export duty.
“Forest product” means a product that is utilized from the forest including forest plants, animals and other forest organisms consisting of timbers, non-timber forest products, rattan and bamboo products after being processed.
According to Clause 17 Article 2 of this Law, every forest products factory has to store and use document on forest products in the course of utilization, sale, export, import, transport, processing or storage or forest products.
For forest products traders, they are only allowed to trade in forest products that are not banned by the State and must comply with regulations of law on investment, enterprises, environmental protection, labor, finance; regulations on legal documents on forest products and inspect origins of forest products
This Law takes effect from January 1st, 2019 and replaces the Law on Forest protection and development No. 29/2004/QH11.
Accordingly, the applicable time of the new CITES Appendix is on January 2nd, 2017. As the result, when importing the species of plants that are amended, supplemented to the new CITES Appendix from January 2nd, 2017, the CITES permits are required.
Accordingly, the rates of forest environment service charge to be paid by hydropower generation establishments and clean water production and supply establishments shall be increased as follows: VND 20 per kWh of commercial electricity to VND 36 per kWh of commercial electricity and from VND 40 per cubic meter of commercial water to VND 52 per cubic meter of commercial water, respectively.
This Regulation applies to state agencies, organizations, village communities, domestic households and individuals; overseas Vietnamese, and foreign organizations and individuals involved in the management, protection, development and use of production forests in Vietnam
This Decision takes effect from December 15th, 2016.
To annul the provisions on production forest management in the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 186/2006/QD-TTg of August 14th, 2006 and Decision No. 34/2011/QD-TTg of June 24th, 2011.
Accordingly, types of round timber, sawn timber that are banned from export belong to these HS codes:
- Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared (44.03);
- Railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood (44.06);
- Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed (44.07);
- Sheets for veneering (including those obtained by slicing laminated wood), for plywood or for similar laminated wood and other wood, sawn lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded, spliced or end-jointed. (44.08)
This Circular shall takes effect from August 19th, 2016.
The regulations on tree marking hammer and driving of tree marking hammer prescribed in the following documents shall be null and void: Circular No. 70/2011/TT-BNNPTNT dated October 24th, 2011; Circular No. 87/2009/TT-BNNPTNT dated December 31st, 2009 and Decision No. 44/2006/QD-BNN dated June 1st, 2006.