Vietnam - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited & Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2021-09-15

According to Decree No. 187/2013/ND-CP, Vietnam currently prohibits the importation of a few products, including: weaponry, ammunition, explosive (excluding industrial explosives), military technical equipment (The Ministry of National Defense shall publish a list of goods with HS codes in the Import and Export Tariffs), assorted fireworks (excluding signal fires used for navigational safety under the guidance of the Ministry of Transport), sky lanterns, assorted devices causing interference to vehicle speedometers, used consumer goods, assorted publications banned from dissemination and circulation in Vietnam, postage stamps banned from trading, exchange, display and dissemination in accordance with the Law on Post, radio equipment and radio-wave appliances which do not comply with radio frequency master plans and relevant technical regulations in accordance with the Law on Radio Frequencies, and others.

Circular No. 12/2018/TT-BCT of the Ministry of Industry and Trade elaborates detailed list of used consumer goods, medical devices and vehicles prohibited from import and HS codes under the management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

For foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam, Circular No. 34/2013/TT-BCT stipulates in detail the list of goods not for import.