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On 17 July 2012, the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications issued Circular No.11/2012/TT-BTTTT amending the list of used Information Technology (IT) products that are banned from import. The following additional products have been added to the existing list.
There are certain exceptions when the ban is not applicable such as when goods are imported for provision of repair and then re-exported, are imported as samples for R&D, goods re-imported after being exported for warranty or repair, special-use IT products that are not older than 3 years, etc.
The list of banned second hand IT goods for import already includes printing machinery (HS 8443), typewriters (HS 8469), calculating machines (HS 8470), automatic data processing machines, magnetic/optical readers (HS 8471), telephone sets (HS 8517), Transmission appartus for radio broadcasting, cameras (8525), monitors and projectors (8528), insulated wires and cables (HS 8544).
Circular 31/2015/TT-BTTTT published effective 15 December 2015 extended the above ban
and also provided additional guidelines for its implementation.
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