Viet Nam

Additional measures to facilitate relief supplies to flood-victims in Central Provinces of Vietnam

News and Press Release
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Embassy of Vietnam would like to inform that the Government of Vietnam has decided some additional measures to facilitate relief supplies to flood-victims in Central Provinces of Vietnam:
  • 1/The General Department of Customs will exempt from import duties all relief supplies which do not belong to list of banned import goods. Person or organizations from abroad - the donors - can send relief supplies directly to people, organizations or locals in Vietnam with invoice of donation goods. The recipients in Vietnam can bring the invoice to the Aid recipient Committee of the Ministry of Finance for verification of the nature of aid then to proceed the Customs clearance with Customs offices at the arrival gate of relief supplies.
  • For some supplies under list of government control such as second hand garments, nearly expired medication or used medical equipments with lower 80% of capacity, the donors should inform the recipient organizations in Vietnam amount, quality and kind of supplies for applying import permission from the Government.
  • 2/ Vietnam Airlines will carry relief goods free of charge on the routes of Vietnam Airlines in the basis of case by case and at the request of donors -senders. Person or organizations can send the list of amount, quality and description of goods to Vietnam Airlines in Vietnam or to Representative Offices of Vietnam Airlines to request for exemption from transportation charges. Vietnam Airlines will inform the donors its decision on that request through Representative Offices of Vietnam Airlines.