macjus macjus posted February 12th, 2019 at 3:00 am to Shopping. Viewed 157 times. Answered once.

Hi everybody, I have recently purchased a package from 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!



Last answered by Khuyen about 16 months ago.

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Khuyen wrote on March 7th, 2019 at 6:18 am

I never ordered anything online from abroad to Vietnam so I can't say from my personal experiences.
But I've read many similar stories on Facebook of expats in Hanoi, that import tax is very high.

So I guess it's just the thing you need to accept, or don't order from outside of Vietnam anymore.

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