What are the Licenses required (import & export)?
Licences are required to import a variety of products, including for health, safety and national security reasons. These products include radioactive substances, explosives, drugs and pharmaceuticals, information protection devices (including all encryption systems and software), alcohol (vodka), tobacco products, self-defence tools, weapons, and military equipment. These import permits are usually issued by the Department of Trade and Economic Development or the Department of Defence in the case of military equipment or dual-use goods).
The bill of lading is the document of title which is given by the sea carrier, or his representative, to the shipper who owns the goods in recognition of the goods his ship is to carry. The nature, weight and marks of the goods shipped are recorded on this document. This document is signed by the master after receipt of the goods, with an undertaking to deliver them in the condition in which he received them, at the place of destination, except for perils and accidents at sea. The bill of lading shall be drawn up in four copies. The original document is not a title to the goods, but it is representative of the goods and is negotiable. The other three copies shall be for the master of the vessel, the shipowner and the seller.
This document is important for all international transfer of commercial goods.
Please take a look into the details on a Bill of Lading:
- 1 = Shipper
- 2 = Consignee
- 3 = Notify party
- 4 = Vessel No.
- 5 = Port of loading / discharge
- 6 = Place of receipt / delivery
- 7 = Container No.
- 8 = Goods description
- 9 = Net weight
- 10 = Dimensions / volume
The original invoice
For Russian Customs this is the way to be sure than goods received are the same in the declaration.
The packing list
An international trade document that is always included in the document bundle and on which all packages making up a shipment are listed. This list makes it possible to check the conformity of the shipment with the order, i.e. with the invoice drawn up by the seller.
Certificate of Origin
This document will serve as proof, confirming the authenticity and provenance of your goods. Indeed, in order to benefit from the GSP, you must prove the "made in Vietnam". Once the manufacturer has attested to its signature, a government agency in Vietnam will take care of the process.
Here is an example for China here:
There might be some difficulties for you to handle it entirely. If this is a case, just send us an email or call us !
Prohibited & restricted items
Here is a list of the main prohibited items:
Printed information, audio-visual and other containers:
- calls for extreme and terrorist activities;
- pornographic material;
- materials on elections and referendums carried out in violation of the requirements of Russian legislation;
Civil and service weapons:
- Firearms include artillery weapons, small arms and grenade dispensers - firearms that can be used to fire ripples;
- firearms imitating other items;
- cold blade arms and knives with a blade longer than 90 mm ;
- gas weapons with toxic and neuroparalytic substances;
Hazardous waste containing any of the substances indicated in the customs documents.
Technical aids and devices for tacit information:
- lenses and pinhole cameras;
- photo, television and video cameras disguised as other objects ;
- technical devices designed for telephone tapping.
- Toxic substances that are not precursors of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances from the list approved by the Russian Ministry of Health.
Human organs and/or tissues, blood and its components.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified the Free Trade Agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAU) and Vietnam on 1 May. At the end of April, the State Duma and the Council of the Russian Federation also ratified this agreement which was signed in May 2015 in Bourabay to facilitate economic exchanges between Vietnam and this Union which includes Russia, but also Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. It will provide for exemption from customs duties for a number of goods and the application of safeguard, anti-dumping and countervailing measures, in accordance with World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations.
Annual trade between Vietnam and the EAU averages around $4 billion. The signing of their free trade agreement will raise it to $10 billion by 2020.
Vietnam's ambassador to Russia, Ngô Duc Manh, stressed the positive development of relations between the two countries last year during a meeting with representatives of Russian and Vietnamese news agencies held in Moscow on Wednesday 30 January.
Ngo Duc Manh said bilateral relations had developed in all areas: politics, economics, defense-security, science-technology, education and relations between the two peoples. In politics, mutual confidence has been strengthened by frequent exchanges of delegations over the past year, including the visit to Russia of the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, and trips to Vietnam by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Duma Speaker Viacheslav Volodin.
One of the strengths of the bilateral relationship is the growing cooperation in defense and security, Ngo Duc Manh said, noting that for the first time Vietnam participated in the Army Games military demonstration party in Russia and ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet visited the port of Cam Ranh, Vietnam.
By taking advantage of the strengths of the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union, of which Russia is a member, companies from both countries have strengthened their economic, trade and investment partnership, the diplomat said.
Strengthening economic cooperation :
According to Vietnam's General Customs Department, bilateral trade reached $4.57 billion in 2018, up 28.6% from the previous year.
Building on the positive energy cooperation, the two sides promoted key joint projects, including the Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology Development Projects and Urban Transport in Vietnam.
Ngô Duc Manh added that the two sides had also extended their collaboration to digital technologies, e-government, renewable energy and the production of seeds, pesticides, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. On tourism, the number of Russian visitors to Vietnam has reached a record of more than 600,000 in 2018, making it the largest in Europe and the sixth largest source of tourists, he said.
Ambassador Ngô Duc Manh said the two countries would celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Principles of Friendship between Vietnam and Russia, and were preparing to mark 70 years of bilateral diplomatic relations in 2020.
He expressed his conviction that the Year of Friendship would be successful and contribute to strengthening the bilateral partnership.
Our warehousing services
The location of our warehouses in Vietnam: HCMC (Saigon), Haiphong and Quy Nhon is one of our big assets. Located near the ports, this makes it easy to store your goods. As long as you need it, we will store it after receipt. Afterwards, after giving us your address in Russia, we will organize the freight and delivery (if door-to-door service, of course).
The storage is guarded by guards and a whole process of security (cameras in particular).