This article outlines the import procedures for coffee makers in Vietnam, including legal requirements and the step-by-step process, offering essential insights for businesses seeking to import these products.

Definition: a coffee maker is a specialized device used for automatic coffee brewing. It operates on the principle of vacuum, where a compression unit pushes pre-boiled water into the coffee grounds holder. The machine then shuts off, reducing pressure, allowing the coffee to flow out, delivering you a quick and aromatic cup of hot coffee.

So, what are the current procedures for importing coffee makers? Let’s explore this with Unicorn Global Vietnam in this article!

1. Legal Regulations for Importing Coffee Makers

According to current regulations, household coffee makers are not on the list of prohibited goods for export or import. Therefore, companies can go through the import procedures as required.

According to Decision 2711/QD-BKHCN, coffee makers must undergo state quality inspection after customs clearance. The inspection is based on certification and appraisal results from certified organizations or those registered and recognized.

2. HS Code and Import Tariffs for Coffee Makers

2.1 HS Code for Coffee Makers Coffee makers fall under the following HS code:

Group 8516: Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electro-thermic hair-dressing apparatus (for example, hairdryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; electric smoothing irons; other electro-thermic appliances of a kind used for domestic purposes; electric heating resistors, other than those of heading 8545.

85167100 – – Coffee or tea makers

2.2 Import Tariffs for Coffee Makers

Preferential import tax rate: 25% VAT (Value Added Tax): 10% Normal import tax rate: 37.5%

3. Import Procedures for Coffee Makers

3.1 Quality Inspection for Imported Coffee Makers

When registering quality inspection at the provincial Standards and Quality Measurement Office, choose the office located in the same province or city where you have opened the customs declaration. Prepare the following documents:

  • Application for quality inspection registration (4 original copies)
  • Sales contract
  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list
  • House bill
  • Certificate of origin (C/O): A copy from the importing organization or individual. Submit the application online on the system.

3.2 Customs Documentation for Imported Coffee Makers

The documentation required for importing coffee makers includes:

  • Customs declaration
  • Commercial invoice
  • Bill of lading
  • Packing list
  • Sales contract
  • Quality inspection registration dossier
  • Certificate of origin (C/O), if available
  • Catalog, if available

3.3 Importing Process for Coffee Makers in Vietnam

  • Step 1: Submit the customs declaration After gathering all the required documents and obtaining the HS code for your product, you can enter the declaration information into the customs system through electronic software.
  • Step 2: Open the customs declaration Once the customs declaration is submitted, the customs system will provide results indicating the customs clearance status. Depending on the green, yellow, or red lane results, you will proceed with the corresponding steps for customs declaration.
  • Step 3: Customs clearance After completing the document and paperwork checks without any issues, customs officers will approve the customs clearance for your coffee maker import declaration.
  • Step 4: Transport the goods to storage Once the customs declaration is cleared, you can proceed with the necessary steps to transport the goods to your storage facility.

3.4 Labeling Requirements for Imported Coffee Makers Imported goods must comply with the current labeling regulations, including:

  • Product name
  • Manufacturer’s name and address
  • Country of origin
  • Model or product code (if applicable)

The product label must display:

  • Product name
  • Name and address of the organization or individual responsible for the goods
  • Country of origin
  • Other information as required based on the nature of the product.

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