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New regulation on import of alcohol, cosmetics and mobile phones

With the aim of reforming administrative procedures and solving difficulties for business, the Ministry of Industry and Trade promulgated Notice no.301/TT-BCT dated Dec.28th.2012.

Previously, the Notice no.197/TB-BCT dated May.06th.2011 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade stipulates that Traders who import three kinds of above items can carry out the procedures of import and customs clearance at only three international sea ports: Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh city.

The Notice no.197/TB-BCT is announced to be abolished in the new Notice no.301/TT-BCT, procedures for import of alcohol, cosmetics and mobile phones are made in accordance with current regulations (no limit on import ports any more)

The Notice no.301/TT-BCT takes effect from Jan.01st.2013