Parcel delivery to Vietnam
After decades of international and civil strife the economy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is now one of the fastest growing in the world. Although there is income disparity between classes, the national poverty rate is lower than China, India, and the Philippines. It is predicted that Vietnam will be one of the most developed countries in Asia by 2025. In 2000 Vietnam implemented a plan of liberalization to encourage international trade. They became a member of WTO in early 2007. Vietnams main exports are petroleum, manufactured goods, and cashews.
Customs for parcel shipping to Vietnam
The Vietnamese Customs Department is a highly modern, professional, and transparent administration. Their mission is to enforce the effective management of imports and exports, protect and contribute to the national economy, protect revenues, fight illegal activity, contribute to national seurity, and assist with socio-economic management. The Vietnam Customs Modernization Project aims to make the country one of the most developed in Asia by 2020. They can do this by improving effectiveness, increasing transparency and lowering transaction costs.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Vietnam
The following commodities are prohibited from importation into Vietnam: credit cards, eggs, games of chance, satellites or their parts, soil, collectable tamps, private shipments of tobacco, used consumer goods, Viagra, ammunition and explosives, documents related to National Security, illicit narcotics, and weapons. Aditionally it is prohibited to import hazardous materials into Vietnam, and these may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, ice, infectious substances, liquids, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfume, poisons, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Vietnam
All non document shipments into Vietnam must include an original invoice. The invoice should be declared in US tax dollars, and include all related charges such as shipping and insurance. The invoice can be in terms of FOB or C&F value. If the value is not clear it will be taken at FOB value. Electronic invoices are available in Vietnam. A standard declaration is recommended for those who wish to receive preferential treatment towards taxes and duties. The declaration includes a commercial and a certificate of origin. This declaration must be stamped by customs of the export country.