Legal regulation on Importation of used equipment in Vietnam

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Under the Vietnam Law, importation of used equipment in Vietnam has to respect the following rules:

  • Not to import machinery, equipment and technology lines that are removed by other countries due to obsolescence, inferior quality and polluting nature.
  • Used equipment that the domestic companies can not manufacture, and the duration of time from the production date to the import date does not exceed 5 years and remaining usage value (remaining quality) at least 80% upwards can be imported
  • Importer need to obtain Import License.