Import-Export What are the Customs Procedures in Thailand?

Import-Export: What are the Customs Procedures in Thailand?

Since the Foreign Business Act was established in 1999, foreign businesses expanding in Thailand in a few very specialized industries have been required to have a Thai shareholder majority. Activities involving import and export are excluded from this requirement. Thanks to this exemption, well-developed infrastructure, and a clear regulatory framework, Thailand serves as a center for cross-border trade. Thailand's exports of goods reached US$212 billion in 2015, ranking 22nd in the world in terms of value. Thailand was the 25th highest importer in the world for the same year, with a total of 177 billion US dollars of imports.

In comparison to the average for Thailand's neighbors in East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank reports that import and export times and prices are much lower in Thailand. The implementation of a customs system that is available on the web in recent years has considerably streamlined import/export operations. A number of processes, including the granting of permits and the payment of customs and taxes, have been totally dematerialized and are now done online.

The purpose of this article is to provide a summary of the steps involved in exchanging products from or to Thailand.

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CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IN VIETNAM

Customs clearance in Vietnam

Do you plan to import products (or even personal effects) in Vietnam? Then your goods must pass by the customs! This is a mandatory step to import things into the country (and it is the same worldwide, basically).

On this page, we will check in detail the whole process to import goods into the country. We will also have a quick look at norms and compliance in Vietnam.

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List of forbidden items you can’t import in Vietnam

List of forbidden items you can’t import in Vietnam

As with everywhere in the world, Vietnam has a lot of laws and restrictions concerning the import of items. This article is gonna inform shippers about these laws, starting with the ease of importing laws in Vietnam in general, then with the list of forbidden items, starting with general items you shouldn’t bring to Vietnam, and dangerous goods. The second part will deal with goods that require the trading company to obtain import and export permits from the government and then with general information regarding trade barriers. The third part is about the regulations concerning Vietnam.

Docshipper advice : If you want to avoid the time-waste and long process of researching the import laws in Vietnam, then come to DocShipper as we will take care of all these tedious tasks. This is one of our main missions, as our slogan says”Time is money. We save you both". If you are interested fill out this form on our website.

Do I need a permit to import in Vietnam?

Vietnam does not require a company to have a separate import or export license to engage in import and export activities in the country and the most common entity for investors looking to engage in import and export activities is to establish a trading company.

The list of forbidden items

Finally,here is the list of forbidden items you should not import in Vietnam. For the sake of organization, we are gonna divide these items into two categories, the first one being general items you should not bring to Vietnam like sky lanterns and assorted devices causing interference to vehicle speedometers. The second category is about dangerous goods like weaponry and ammunition. And aside from those two categories, we are gonna mention the goods that require export permits from the government.

General items you shouldn’t bring to Vietnam

These items are ones that you are not allowed to  import in Vietnam but are not dangerous or potentially harmful in any way.

  • Assorted fireworks (excluding signal fires used for navigational safety under the guidance of the Ministry of Transport)
  • Sky lanterns
  • Assorted devices causing interference to vehicle speedometers
  • Used consumer goods
  • Assorted publications banned from dissemination and circulation in Vietnam
  • Postage stamps banned from trading, exchange,Display and dissemination in accordance with the Law on Post
  • Radio equipment and radio-wave appliances which do not comply with radio frequency master plansimport Vietnam forbidden items

Dangerous Goods

These are the dangerous and potentially harmful goods (items like weaponry and explosives) that you are not allowed to import in Vietnam.

-Weaponry
-Ammunition
-Explosive( with the exception of industrial explosives)
-Assorted fireworks (excluding signal fires used for navigational safety under the guidance of the Ministry of Transport)

Docshipper factIt is important to note that not all freight forwarders can ship dangerous goods. But as always, Docshipper is here for you. We inform you that we have the required permissions to take care of it without any problem.If you are interested fill out this form on our website.

Goods that require export permits from the government

⇒These are goods that you are allowed to import but require export permits from the government, like for instance certain goods require the trading company to obtain import and export permits from the government, as per Appendix II of Decree 187/2013/ND-CP, such as goods that are subject to export control in accordance with international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party and goods exported within quotas set by foreign countries.

Certain goods require the trading company to obtain import and export permits from the government, as per Appendix II of Decree 187/2013/ND-CP. These include:
-Goods subject to export control in accordance with international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party;
-Goods exported within quotas set by foreign countries;
-Goods subject to import control in accordance with international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party; and
-Chemicals, explosive pre-substances and industrial explosives.

Fact : According to the website trade.gov, Vietnam eliminated many non-tariff barriers under an agreement between the country and the United States in 2001, called the United States-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA). Nonetheless, many other non-tariff barriers remain in place.

Can I bring a pet to Vietnam?

Yes, it is legal to bring a pet to Vietnam, but you must follow certain regulationscat Vietnam cat vaccination rule

Vaccinations

Pets must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country. Vietnam does not recognize the 3 year rabies vaccine.
Dogs must be vaccinated for the following diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Para influenza.
Cats must be vaccinated for the following diseases: Feline panleukopenia (distemper), Viral rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Leukemia.

Health certificate

A health certificate for Vietnam for endorsement by the USDA or the CFIA by a veterinarian accredited by either one of these institutions if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the governing authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms. The health certificate is valid for a week after endorsement.

Do I need a pet Microchip? Vietnam does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.

Do I need an Import permit for my pet? An import permit is only required when importing 3 or more pets to Vietnam.

Tapeworm Treatment: A licensed veterinarian should administer a ticks and tapeworm treatment between 5 and 7 days prior to entering Vietnam.

Interesting information : If you are worried about the relocation of your beloved pet from your country to Vietnam, we are glad to let you know that Docshipper offers to take care of this task with an affordable price. For more information, read the section “Bring your pets to Vietnam” of this article.

Things you should know about when moving with your pet by Air

Pets may board the aircraft as cabin baggage or air cargo. Just one pet is allowed per passport. Notify the quarantine division as soon as possible following your arrival, but no later than 24 hours. If possible, avoid arriving after 3:00 PM, on weekends, or on holidays.dog Vietnam
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Restricted animals in Vietnam

The entry of birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals like mice and rabbits is not subject to restrictions but requires a health certificate. Pet owners are strongly urged to contact the competent authority in their country and/or the country of their destination for more information.

 Additional permits you need to check

Verify that your pet is not protected under the convention on the international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora if it is not a dog, cat, ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot (CITES). If so, you will have to submit additional permit applications. Participating and enforcing CITES rules are more than 180 nations.

How to get through Vietnamese customs?

⇒It is important to know how to get through Vietnamese customs. This section will be divided into two parts, firstly import regulations and then export regulations.

Import regulations

Depending on the kind of imported goods, the authorities could require the following documents:
-Declaration form
-Bill of lading
-Certificate of origin
-Import permit of restricted goods
-Commercial invoice
-Report of inspection
-Cargo release order
-Delivery order
-Packing list
-Health and technical certificate
-Terminal handling receipts

Export regulations

-Electronic Declaration form
-Bill of lading
-Certificate of origin
-Permit of export
-Contract/agreement
-Commercial invoice
-Packing list
-Health and technical certificate
-Terminal handling receipts

Docshipper alert : The clearance of goods is one of the main services that we offer.This is very helpful for our clients, as it the clearance of goods is a very tedious task that can take a lot of time. If you are interested fill out this form on our website.

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  • Having trouble finding the appropriate product? Enjoy our sourcing services, we directly find the right suppliers for you!
  • You don't trust your supplier? Ask our experts to do quality control to guarantee the condition of your goods!
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Manufacturer in Vietnam

Sourcing products manufactured in Vietnam

Introduction

Vietnam is becoming another manufacturing hub apart from China, if you are looking for another country to tackle the rising additional cost involved when manufacturing in China. The manufacturing advantages in China may not be lucrative anymore.

Vietnam’s manufactured exports to the United States surpassed $96.3 billion in 2021, with a focus on textiles, apparel, electronics, and foodstuffs. The government has pledged to become a high-income country by 2024, with a more environmentally friendly and inclusive economy. Manufacturing accounts for 25% of Vietnam’s rising economy, and the country’s GDP is expected to grow by 5.5 percent this year.

Although Vietnam is offering itself as a growing manufacturing hub it is far from the manufacturing standards followed by neighboring giants Taiwan, China, and Japan. Vietnam, like every other industrial location, has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we’ll go over six points to think about if you’re thinking of manufacturing in Vietnam. We also offer suggestions for determining whether this appealing Asian manufacturing site is suited for your products.

 

Advice FNM: Manufacturing sector is still new in Vietnam, consider the location of the Manufacturer for sourcing before signing any contract. You can also get an expert help, FNM Vietnam expert are experienced in the field of manufacturing and supplier sourcing, all you have to do is to fill in our contact form to reach to our experts, who be glad to help and assist you.

 

The Initiatives of the Vietnamese government to grow international trade

The government has taken a stance to change its image across the world and enhance the economy of Vietnam by venturing into manufacturing. As known, Vietnam is an agricultural focus country.

The government wants to diversify the country’s portfolio to minimize the threat to their economy from external influence. Companies like yours can take benefit of this sentiment and get your production going, as the government will be making it easier for foreigners to make international trade with them.

Info FNM: The Vietnamese government is opening its door to new traders, if you are planning to switch your manufacturing from China, FNM Vietnam  is here to help, contact us through our free from.

New Trade Agreements

trade agreemant At the beginning of the 21st century, A Bilateral trade deal was signed between the United States and Vietnam. The RCEP agreement was also signed by Vietnam aka Regional Comprehensive Economic partnership that has a web of 15 nations and nearly a 3rd of the population on the west Pacific Rim on this planet, all in 1 trade Zone, this was possible as Vietnam was already a reputed ember of ASEAN trade agreement which is for south-east Asian countries exclusively. This shows that Vietnam has access to source materials from its partners and neighboring countries in the ASEAN and RCEP regions.

Tax Haven

The government of Vietnam provides tax benefits to attract foreign investment into the country. To build the manufacturing industry domestically, they provide establishments that are technologically advanced in industrial colonies at discounted tax rates, strategic tax holidays, and other tax incentives to grow and build in the country. These benefits help the new manufacturers to increase their capability and capacity at lower tax rates.

Modern Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Connectivity can become a problem, as one might think for a country like Vietnam. The city of Ho Chi Minh aka Saigon, the financial capital of Vietnam, has gone under progressive infrastructure growth, especially in the south.

The locale surrounding the city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, has gone under large investments with electronic tech giants such as Samsung towards the growth of the region by deploying people and money in mass. This region of Vietnam is ahead of the rest and is recommended due to connectivity and ease of moving supplies from port to your facility and vice versa with finished parts or products. In a booming region in the efforts for expansion, roads are being built, railways and ports to support growth when it comes to manufacturing.

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Labor Training Programs

One of the major stakeholders, employees are the driving asset for organizations, the central government understands the need to upskill their people, to enhance the knowledge and skills of their workforce, this is another way the central government is making their domestic market vibrant and a part of the diversification of the economy. There are several vocational programs in their arsenal of development initiatives. The labor force manufacturing is high quality and has enhanced the capabilities of the Vietnamese workforce.

A Commitment towards Green Economy

green economyFor the Vietnamese government, sustainability is a primary motivator. They want to be a carbon-neutral country by 2050, and one of their green goals is to develop a sustainable manufacturing industry.

This is an excellent time for businesses who want to become more sustainable and want to start from scratch. Vietnam has benefits in that the manufacturing industry is a rising sector in the country, and they can apply sustainable directives for cleaner energy and manufacturing processes to establish a green economy in its totality through infrastructure, which is only the beginning. If green manufacturing is ingrained in your company’s DNA, it may be the determining factor in the manufacture of your product.

Finding the Right Factory for Production

You may already be aware of the number of manufacturing choices there in China, it becomes overwhelming sometimes to which manufacturer to choose. Despite the Pandemic hit in the year 2020, the World Bank in Vietnam reported the manufacturing sector alone brought $45 billion in revenue in US dollars but in the same year China made $3.2T in US dollars.

We see the difference is more than 60x times, which shows Vietnam’s manufacturing sector does not have a solution for every manufacturing need. The choices are limited, you will have to find the right connections to know about the domestic market and get in touch with the right partner. You will need someone to check if the manufacturer has all the resources such as specific technical equipment for your product’s creation and does it have relevant skilled labor and specific equipment.

It is also required to check certifications for quality control, which is progressively developing as well. All boils down to selecting the right manufacturer to make sure your production is seamless. The capability of Vietnam is limited for now and it’s still developing its manufacturing sectors unlike China, so It might not be the option for everyone, but it can be an option for you Contact FNM Vietnam for more info.

 

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Consider the Supply Chain Capabilities

The pandemic in 2020 showed the world how depending on 1 country for its manufacturing process can affect production around the world. Importers are thinking of diversity in their sourcing but beware of the supply chain loopholes and capabilities of other options available. Make a clear analysis of how you will get your products delivered to you and raw materials into Vietnam if you’re sourcing it from a third country to your manufacturer’s factory, identity and examine all the costs that may occur. It is an advantage that Vietnam has a land connection to China and the recent regional agreement of RCEP mentioned beforehand nullifies many barriers and allows tariff reductions. You have the option to source from RCEP partners such as Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.

The Bureaucracy and Developing Infrastructure

BureaucratyVietnam’s two most generous challenges in construction allure production area, that it is increasing, and it has a sole-body, central regulated administration. Infrastructure bettering be reluctant demand and organizing. Government bureaucratic rules may be confusing  although reconstructing, two together endure determinant into your conclusion, exceptionally by what method they grant permission impacts your schedule and in what way or manner long it will enjoy receiving your brand to display.

Finding the Right Partner: Enhance Strengths

Choosing a production friend is so detracting that sourcing is a stage in the brand growth process. At the beginning of your sourcing journey, you endure believing diversified locales for production, containing Vietnam. Make sure you believe what science you need, by means of what much labor is necessary, and the needs of your supply chain. Finding masters the one thinks the local advertising is even more influential in Vietnam than in added nations. Because the product manufacturing is still increasing and skilled are not almost as many laboratories to select from, dignitary the one sees terrain is essential. Finding those masters is easygoing with the help of FNM Vietnam. Our group has knowledge of Vietnam and added nations around the globe. We again specify the planet’s first worldwide forum for production incidents. You will find an approach to the fashionable society and guests to not only help you survey Vietnam production but replace your complete commodity happening crew. The current real world is that even though China is still the worldwide director in production, you have additional alternatives. And for many products, production in Vietnam grants permission to be a high-quality choice. Reach out to our crew, and let’s survey in what way or manner we can help.

 

Adivce FNM :We help you with the entire sourcing process so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions !

  • Having trouble finding the appropriate product? Enjoy our sourcing services, we directly find the right suppliers for you!
  • You don’t trust your supplier? Ask our experts to do quality control to guarantee the condition of your goods!
  • Do you need help with the logistics? Our international freight department supports you with door to door services!
  • You don’t want to handle distribution? Our 3PL department will handle the storage, order fulfillment, and last-mile delivery!

 

DocShipper | Your dedicated freight forwarder in Vietnam !

 

Due to our attractive pricing, many customers trust our services and we thanks them. Stop overpaying the services and save money with our tailored package matching will all type of shipment, from small volume to full container, let us find the best and cost-effective solution.

Communication is important, which is why we strive to discuss in the most suitable way for you!

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