IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 17 Jul 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

 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. 

  • Parts and accessories under HS 8473 to be used with machines including typewriters, calculating machines, and data processing machines
  • Microphones and other speakers under HS 8518
  • Transmission apparatus for radio broadcasting or television under HS 8525
  • Radar and radio navigational apparatus under HS 8526
  • Reception apparatus for radio broadcasting under HS 8527
  • Certain projectors under HS 8528
  • Printed circuits under HS 8534
  • Thermionic, cold cathode or photo cathod valves and tubes under HS 8540
  • Electronic integrated circuits under HS 8542

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.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847340 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.72
452 Computing machinery & parts
8473 Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
847330 Parts and accessories of the machines of heading 84.71
847350 Parts and accessories equally suitable for use with machines of two or more of the headings 84.69 to 84.72
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
8534 Printed circuits.
853400 Printed circuits.
8540 Thermionic, cold cathode or photocathode valves and tubes (for example, vacuum or vapour or gas filled valves and tubes, mercury arc rectifying valves and tubes, cathoderay tubes, television camera tubes).
854011 Colour
8542 Electronic integrated circuits.
854231 Processors and controllers, whether or not combined with memories, converters, logic circuits, amplifiers, clock and timing circuits, or other circuits
854233 Amplifiers
854239 Other
854290 Parts
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8525 Transmission apparatus for radiobroadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders.
852550 Transmission apparatus
852560 Transmission apparatus incorporating reception apparatus
852580 Television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8518 Microphones and stands therefor; loudspeakers, whether or not mounted in their enclosures; headphones and earphones, whether or not combined with a microphone, and sets consisting of a microphone and one or more loudspeakers; audio frequency electric amp
851810 Microphones and stands therefor
851821 Single loudspeakers, mounted in their enclosures
851822 Multiple loudspeakers, mounted in the same enclosure
851829 Other
851830 Headphones and earphones, whether or not combined with a microphone, and sets consisting of a microphone and one or more loudspeakers
851840 Audiofrequency electric amplifiers
851850 Electric sound amplifier sets
8527 Reception apparatus for radiobroadcasting, whether or not combined, in the same housing, with sound recording or reproducing apparatus or a clock.
852721 Combined with sound recording or reproducing apparatus
852729 Other
852799 Other
8528 Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radiobroadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus.
852841 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
852851 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
852859 Other
852869 Other
852871 Not designed to incorporate a video display or screen
852872 Other, colour
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8518 Microphones and stands therefor; loudspeakers, whether or not mounted in their enclosures; headphones and earphones, whether or not combined with a microphone, and sets consisting of a microphone and one or more loudspeakers; audio frequency electric amp
851890 Parts
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
8526 Radar apparatus, radio navigational aid apparatus and radio remote control apparatus.
852610 Radar apparatus
852691 Radio navigational aid apparatus

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