Tax exemption for rice, tobacco import from Laos

Laotian rice and tobacco imports will experience tax exemptions to meet quotas, according to the Circular 06 on tariff rate quotas in 2014 recently issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Rice loading at a seaport in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)
To qualify for the exemption, cargo must have a certificate of Origin Form S granted by the Laos People’s Democratic Republic and pass through specific border gates when entering Vietnam.

Currently only Vietnamese businesses with a license to sell tobacco are permitted to import the product.

By Ha My – Translated by Hai Mien

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