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Import Procedures for Computer Mouse and Keyboards 2023

I. Computer Keyboards - An Essential Tool in Computer Communication:

Computer keyboards play an extremely important role in communicating and inputting data into computers. Especially in Vietnam, for those working in office jobs, programmers, IT experts, or anyone who spends a lot of time on a computer, having a good and efficient typing experience is essential for improving work productivity and avoiding feelings of fatigue and tension after extended typing.

Thanks to technological advancements, the Vietnamese market now offers many types of modern computer keyboards with various features and utilities. Modern standalone keyboards are designed with several advantages over integrated keyboards, including mechanical keyboards, wireless keyboards, gaming keyboards, and many others. These keyboards meet the requirements for speed, sensitivity, responsiveness, durability, and portability, enabling users to have a comfortable and efficient typing experience.

To answer the question of what the import procedures for computer mouse and keyboards are and what the policies and procedures are, today, H-Cargo will share with customers the import procedures for computer computer mouse, keyboards, and important considerations when doing so in the article below.

II. Regulations and Policies for Importing Computer Keyboards:

The import procedures and policies for importing keyboards are stipulated in the following legal documents:

  • Circular 38/2015/TT-BTC dated March 25, 2015; amended and supplemented by Circular 39/2018/TT-BTC dated April 20, 2018.

  • Decree 69/2018/ND-CP dated May 15, 2018.

  • Decree 15/2018/ND-CP dated February 2, 2018.

  • Decree 43/2017/ND-CP dated April 14, 2017.

  • Official Letter No. 2655/TXNK-PL dated July 18, 2017.

  • Decree 128/2020/ND-CP dated October 19, 2020.

According to the legal regulations on keyboard goods, computer mouse are not included in the list of prohibited imports and do not require quality inspection. However, when importing keyboards and computer mouse, it should be noted that used goods are considered restricted items and may be subject to other import restrictions.


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III. Customs Procedures and Preparations Before Importing:

1. Labeling Imported Computer Computer Mouse and Keyboards:

Labeling imported goods is no longer a new concept. However, in Vietnam, since Decree 128/2020/ND-CP was issued, this process has been closely monitored. The goal of labeling imported goods is to accurately track and identify goods for administrative management purposes, as well as to determine the origin and responsible unit for the goods. Therefore, labeling goods is an important step in the process of importing computer mouse and keyboards from various countries.

2. Label Content:

The content of the label plays a crucial role. Label content for goods is regulated in Decree 43/2017/ND-CP. For keyboards and computer mouse, the complete label content includes the following information:

  • Information of the exporter (including address and company name).

  • Information of the importer (including address and company name).

  • Name and detailed information about the goods.

  • Origin of the goods.

These basic pieces of information must be displayed in English or translated into other languages if necessary. During the import procedure for keyboards and computer mouse, if customs inspection of product quality is encountered, the label content on the goods will be carefully examined.

3. Label Placement on Goods:

Labeling goods is necessary, but labeling them in the correct location is even more important. When importing, labels on goods must be placed on surfaces such as carton boxes, wooden crates, product packaging, or any other convenient and visible location.

Correct label placement will help save time during customs inspection when importing keyboards, computer mouse, and other types of goods. For retail goods in the Vietnamese market, additional information such as the manufacturer, product quantity, technical specifications, production date, and safety warnings is also necessary.

4. Determining the HS Code:

Below are reference HS codes:

  • Keyboard HS code: 84716030, Import Tax: 0%.

  • Mouse HS code: 84716040, Import Tax: 0%.

In Vietnam, to enjoy a special preferential import tax rate, the shipment must have a Certificate of Origin (C/O). For goods imported from countries such as Europe, India, Australia, Chile, China, South Korea, Japan, and ASEAN countries into Vietnam, importers should request the seller to provide a certificate of origin. This helps ensure the lowest import tax rate is applied during the declaration process.

5. Document Set and Detailed Import Procedure:

The document set for keyboard and computer mouse import procedures is regulated in Circular 38/2015/TT-BTC dated March 25, 2015, and amended and supplemented by Circular 39/2018/TT-BTC dated April 20, 2018. The documents include:

  • Customs declaration form.

  • Sales contract.

  • Commercial invoice.

  • Packing list.

  • Bill of Lading.

  • Certificate of Origin (if applicable).

  • Catalog (if applicable), and other documents as required by the customs authority.

Among these, the most important documents include the customs declaration form, commercial invoice, bill of lading, and certificate of origin. Other requirements will be added when requested by the Vietnamese Customs authorities.

Preparing documents before importing keyboards, computer mouse, and other goods is extremely important. For original documents such as the bill of lading, certificate of origin, importers should request the seller to send them in advance to avoid waiting for documents. This helps avoid container and goods storage costs.

IV. Conclusion:

Computer keyboards are essential tools for working and communicating with computers. Importing keyboards and technology products must comply with Vietnam's legal procedures and policies to ensure safety, efficiency, and compliance with legal regulations on imported goods.

The above is a comprehensive procedure for importing computer mouse and keyboards and an overview of HS codes for computer mouse and keyboards as well as import policies. We hope this article has provided the information that customers are looking for.


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