Hi everybody, I have recently purchased a package from ASOS.com in the UK and upon it arriving in Vietnam I have been whacked with a hefty tax charge. Is is only clothing and shoes and they are not designer labels just some standard non branded clothing probably made in Bangladesh. Can you please let me know if this is normal as to total tax bill is approx 35% of the declarable value Total declarable value approx - $ 7.117 M VND Import duties and tax - $1.606 M VND (23%) VAT - $887 k VND (12%) I have asked the import clearance office for a breakdown of the import duties and tax as i think it is too high for the goods I am purchasing. Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks, Justin
Does anyone know where I can get mini desktop computers? I need something for the office computers that is less bulky/ugly than the standard atx boxes. Something in the line of this http://vatgia.com/tugia&module=product&view=detail&record_id=4645013 It would be used for surfing, printing, and office documents, so not much power needed, nor a DVD reader.
Hello wanna buy a wedding dress from hanoi the logo of the factory is like wing and the color is black, but I don't have any idea the name of the factory can you help me to find out? And i think recent they had fashion show in fashion show fashion life or something. Thanks
Does any of you fancy people know where to buy decent motrobike suspensions? I tried the usual places such as the parts market near Pho Hue but only stumbled into dodgy, low quality stuff. I need something that can actually absorb.
Hey strangers. Long time no see/rant/review/beer. I was hoping you could help me track down the Vietnamese name of a very specific kind of rice paper which is eluding me back home in the US. It's easy to locate the standard rice paper used for fresh spring rolls, which typically goes by the name "banh trang". Instead, the product I'm trying to find is the ultra-thin rice paper, which is not softened by water before eating. Probably the most well known usage of this variety within the expat bubble might be the catfish spring rolls at Highway4 Restaurant. (If you haven't tried these, stop reading now and freaking GO. Seriously.) I've tried to describe them to at least a dozen Vietnamese grocers back home, and they all just raise an eyebrow at me and shove the banh trang in my hands...
If I get an HSBC dollar account here in Vietnam, can I use the debit card (that has a Visa logo on it) to make purchases online? For example, if I want to order from Amazon, will I be able to do so? Connect my account to iTunes?
How do US expats handle finances in Hanoi? Which banks provide the best services considering convenience, timeliness and fees? Does your US bankcard or debit card work there? What are the fees for withdrawals? How do you transfer funds between US and Vietnam?
Hi guys, I'm wondering if there are any shops in Hanoi that are a kind of "radio shack", where you could buy electrical components. Until now I just found a few small market-people selling LED related stuff, but no "professional" shops. I'm considering to build my own LED motorcycle light and would love to shop around in a shop that sells the required parts such as resistors, diodes and the works. Does anyone know any shops in Hanoi or internet shops in Vietnam for these parts?
Does anyone know a website or shop in Hanoi/Vietnam that sales parts for the helmet brand "Probiker helmets" (Made in Taiwan) ? I lost one of the visor holders while driving on the highway back to Hanoi, and until now I can only find a shop in Germany that could send me a repair. Was hoping to find something cheaper and closer by, especially as it's made in Asia. http://www.louis.de/index.php?topic=artnr&artnr=20015938
I see some topics hitting this issue but not exactly asking or answering it, so here it is: Which banks in Vietnam are best in providing creditcard or debitcards for international use and online payments. Creditcards are difficult to get, only with work contracts and a mile of paperwork Debitcards are more easy, but still have some restrictions and hick-ups in their use. Please share your experiences with your Vietnamese debit/creditcards and your advice on which bank is 'best' for getting a good working debit/credit card
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