Vietnam - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers

Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.

Last published date: 2021-09-15

Vietnam eliminated many non-tariff barriers under the 2001 United States-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) and through its accession to the WTO, including quantitative restrictions on imports, quotas, bans, permit requirements, prior authorization requirements, licensing requirements, and other restrictions having the same effect, which appeared to be inconsistent with its WTO commitments. Nonetheless, many other non-tariff barriers remain in place.  The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is currently addressing trade issues in numerous sectors, including defense, transportation, energy, information and communication technology (ICT), and healthcare. Firms are encouraged to contact the U.S. Commercial Service in Vietnam with questions and concerns related to non-tariff barriers.