Export Skincare into Vietnam

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Question: I would like to request information regarding the rules and regulations of exporting skincare from Australia into Vietnam.

We are the Australian distributor for Cosmetic Skincare company. We import from France where the product is manufactured and bottled by French Pharmacist

Can you please advise me of the process I need to take to export this product into Vietnam.

Answer: I am Lawyer of SB Law. I was entrusted to provide you legal advice regarding to the following issue. Please see my comments as bellow:

For exporting cosmetic products into Vietnam, your cosmetic products must be firstly registered with competent authority i.e. Ministry of Health.

Your importer in Vietnam shall be responsible for registration of cosmetic products in Vietnam.

Only importer who registered cosmetic product can import registered cosmetic into Vietnam.

If you do not want to assign such product registration to any specific importer, you should have a service company to hold the product registration.

It shall take you about 01 month from submission of required application dossier to the competent authority to complete the registration. Each registration shall remain within 05 years.

Our fee for registration of cosmetic product in Vietnam is 400USD. The fee is exclusive of VAT: 10%.