Procedures for importing functional foods

Your company is planning to import some functional food products such as energy pills, milk powder, ginseng juice, vitamins,…? So, do you know the latest procedures for importing functional foods in 2021? If not, let Minh Hang provide specific instructions right below the following article!
What are functional foods?
Before going into find out the procedures for importing the latest functional foods in 2021. Let’s go through the concept of dietary supplements with Minh Hang first! This is a food used to support the function of many parts of the human body. They have nutritional uses, give the human body a comfortable body and enhance resistance, limit the risk of diseases.
This is a food used to support the function of many parts of the human body
Policy on importing functional foods
The policy on importing functional foods in 2021 is based on Clause 1, Article 14 of Decree No. 38/2012/ND-CP, issued on April 25, 2012. Accordingly, the Government has approved that all food, food ingredients and additives, etc., imported into Vietnam must be inspected by a competent State agency.
Imported functional foods with technical regulations need to be declared conformity. At the same time, the publication must be registered at the Food Safety Department before being put into circulation.
HS Code
For health foods from ginseng, the HS code will be 21069071.
For other health protection foods, the HS code will be 21069072.
For mixtures of micronutrients to be added to food, the HS code will be 21069073.
Particularly for liquid food for human health, HS code 2202.
HS codes of functional foods are quite diverse
Import and Export Tariff
For health foods from ginseng, the HS code is 21069071: The preferential import tariff is 15.
For other health-protective foods, the HS code is 21069072: The preferential import tariff is 15.
For mixtures of micronutrients to be added to food, the HS code is 21069073: The preferential import tariff is 15.
Procedures for importing functional foods
Here are some basic steps in the procedure for importing the latest functional foods in 2021 that you can refer to and apply:
Dossier of importing functional foods
Dossier for importing functional foods will include the following main papers and documents:
Commercial Invoice is also known as Commercial Invoice.
Packing list, also known as Packing List.
Bill of Lading is also known as Bill of Lading.
Commercial contract, also known as Sales Contract.
Certificate of origin of goods, also known as C/O (if any)
Customs declaration
Publication of functional foods.
Dossier of importing functional foods
Procedures for carrying out procedures for importing functional foods
Step 1: First, businesses will have to register for a food safety inspection at a competent agency such as the National Institute of Food Safety and Hygiene, the Center for Standards and Quality.
Step 2: Next, the enterprise will declare and transmit the customs declaration attached to the approved registration paper.
Step 3: Next, the enterprise will carry out customs procedures and ask for permission to bring it back to the warehouse for storage.
Step 4: The Customs will inspect the warehouse and collect samples for inspection.
Step 5: Finally, after the customs authority checks and achieves standard results. Enterprises will have to submit additional results to the Customs office to clear the shipment. In case of failure, the enterprise must make payment.
Taxes that businesses must pay when importing food supplements
When importing functional foods, businesses need to fully pay import tax and value added tax. In there:
The value added tax of functional foods will be 10%.
Preferential import tax on functional foods will be divided according to specific HS codes. If the HS code is 2106, the import tax will be 15%. If the HS code is 2202, the import tax is 30%.
For the case of enterprises importing functional foods from countries that have free trade agreements with the Government of Vietnam. Enterprises may receive the following special preferential import tax rates:
If there is a C/O form E, the preferential import tax rate the enterprise receives is 0%.
If importing from EVFTA countries, the preferential import tax rate will be 22.5%.
In case the enterprise has no experience and does not have much time to carry out procedures for importing functional foods. Please contact Minh Hang shipping company immediately. We have more than 10 years of experience in the transportation field. Committed to bringing to you the most prestigious, fast and cost-effective service of completing import procedures for dietary supplements on the market today.
So we have completed the procedure for importing the latest functional foods in 2021 for your interested businesses to consult. Do not hesitate to contact us immediately at the following address for timely support!

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