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PROCEDURE OF IMPORTING FRESH FRUIT INTO VIETNAM

When the Vietnamese government began to sign free trade agreements with many countries, it opened up many opportunities for businesses because there were more choices to import fruit in Vietnam. So what is the process of importing fruit into Vietnam? Here are steps that are simple but complete for you to understand this process.

 PROCEDURE OF IMPORTING FRESH FRUIT INTO VIETNAM

Procedure of importing fruit into Viet Nam

Check whether the fruit is allowed to import into Vietnam or not?

Only some fruits are allowed to import into Vietnam; therefore, you should check this carefully before buying to avoid the situation that the goods have already arrived in Viet Nam but can't pick up out of the port/airport.

You can check the Plant Protection Department or please contact 092 262 0898 for advice.

Apply for an import permit for fruit products imported into Vietnam

The documents include:

  • Application for a permit to import fruit into Viet Nam
  • Contract
  • Business registration certificate

Send by post or submit the application in person at the Plant Protection Department. It takes 15-18 days for permitting (in case all information is correct). If there is an error, it will take more time to correct.

The permit is valid for one year and will deduct the actual amount imported.

 PROCEDURE OF IMPORTING FRESH FRUIT INTO VIETNAM

Register for quarantining imported fruits before the goods arrive in Viet Nam

Documents include:

  • Plant phytosanitary registration application
  • Phytosanitary declaration
  • Phytosanitary certificate of the exporting country (Phytosanitary)
  • Import permit of imported fruits
  • Bill / Invoice / Packing list
  • Other docs, etc. (for specific agricultural products)

Actual quarantine of imported fruits at ports and airports

Actual quarantine of imported fruits, including:

  • The inspector will collate the records
  • Check the actual goods
  • Take fruit samples for testing

If the goods have the correct quantity and information, they will license a temporary quarantine certificate to bring the goods into storage for preservation.

Test results will be available after 24 hours. In case the fruit has a problem, the quarantine agency will contact the business for further processing.

 PROCEDURE OF IMPORTING FRESH FRUIT INTO VIETNAM

Carry out customs procedure of importing fruits into Viet Nam

The profile is almost the same as above but adds some other documents such as:

  • C/O - needs to be done carefully because the risk of a mistake will take your money.
  • Customs declaration.

Note: for some fresh fruits, it is necessary to get goods quickly within a day to preserve and avoid high storage costs, so you need to prepare all steps carefully.

Refer to some HS codes that businesses importing fruit into Vietnam use

  • Cherry - 08092100
  • Lemon - 08055000
  • Apple - 08081000
  • Orange - 08051010
  • Pear – 08083000

The service of importing fruits into Vietnam at Aloha company

The service of importing fruits into Vietnam that Aloha company providing will support customers with all tasks (as mentioned) and ensure the delivery of goods in the shortest time, the quality of your goods.

Find out more HERE

Or contact Mr. Jack at +8490 262 0898 for more information.

 PROCEDURE OF IMPORTING FRESH FRUIT INTO VIETNAM

Source: Aloha International Logistics Company