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Vietnam tariffs for ASEAN imports go into effect

access_time Sep 19,2016 chat_bubble_outline 156 views
Vietnam’s new import tariff, part of the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) for 2016-18, has come into force.

Vietnam tariffs for ASEAN imports go into effect

Decree No 129/2016/ND-CP, which was issued on September 1 and took effect the same day, states that the tariff is to be applied to goods directly transported from exporting countries into Vietnam.

The exporters must be ATIGA members, which include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

Special treatment is also given to Vietnam, in case goods are imported from non-tariff zones into the domestic market.

Goods must also meet origin regulations, as stated in the agreement, and exporters are to have certificates of origin, in a form stipulated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

ATIGA officially came into effect in May 2010 after member countries signed it in Thailand in February 2009.

The agreement aims at eliminating tariffs to foster trade among Southeast Asian nations, and support joint efforts to handle non-tariff barriers and promote cooperation regarding customs inside the bloc.

The Ministry of Finance said the participating countries were committed to following the roadmap:

- Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand largely eliminated import taxes in 2010.

- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam eliminated some 90 percent of their tariff lines in 2015, and 97 percent in 2018.

Vietnam already cut nearly 6,900 tariff lines, or 72 percent of all tariff lines, to zero percent in 2014. It slashed more than 1,700 other lines to zero percent in 2015, the Ministry of Finance said late last year.

Further, it said the country would cut nearly 700 remaining tariff lines, mainly "sensitive commodities", to zero percent by 2018. Among these are automobiles and spare parts, vegetable oil, refrigerators, air-conditioners and dairy products.

The agreement is also set to help countries harmonise policies as members of the ASEAN Economic Community, which was established late last year.


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