This is the important content prescribed at the Circular No. 07/2015/TT-BCT dated May 12, 2015 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade prescribed the non-application of import tariff-rate quotas for un-manufactured tobacco originated from ASEAN.

import-lawAt this Circular, the Ministry of Industry and Trade emphasizes not to apply import tariff-rate quotas for unmanufactured tobacco (HS Code 2401) originated from ASEAN countries. Therefore, from January 01, 2015 traders possessing cigarette production licenses granted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade must not submit the application import tariff-rate quotas in accordance with the regulations prescribed at the Article 5 of the Circular No. 04/2014/TT-BCT dated January 27, 2014 as in previous regulations.

The import of unmanufactured tobacco originated from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia must comply with this Circular, and in addition in case the import volume is within the unmanufactured tobacco quota under the Trade Agreement signed with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, or under the Arrangement on Bilateral Trade Enhancement signed with the Kingdom of Cambodia, it is entitled to the preferential import duty rates specified in this Agreement or Arrangement.

This Circular takes effect on January 01, 2015.


Source: LuatVietnam