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Ngoc Trung Tran is a Senior Regulatory Advisor in Baker McKenzie's Ho Chi Minh City office.

The UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement entered into force as a replacement for the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement due to Brexit, to leverage Vietnam-UK trade relations. To implement preferential tariff treatment under the UKVFTA, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Circular No. 02/2021/TT-BCT that will regulate the origin issues and take effect on 27 June 2021.

On 3 June 2021, the Trade Remedy Authority (TRA) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) – the investigator – received a petition for an anti-dumping investigation (AD) with regard to office desks, chairs and their parts originating from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Malaysia. On 18 June 2021, the TRA confirmed that the submitted petition dossier is complete and legal.

The UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) entered into force as a replacement for the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) due to Brexit, to leverage Vietnam-UK trade relations. To implement preferential tariff treatment under the UKVFTA, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular No. 02/2021/TT-BCT that will regulate the origin issues and take effect on 27 June 2021.

The UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) entered into force as a replacement for the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) due to Brexit, to leverage Vietnam-UK trade relations. To implement preferential tariff treatment under the UKVFTA, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular No. 02/2021/TT-BCT that will regulate the origin issues and take effect on 27 June 2021.

Government Resolution No. 178/NQ-CP dated 12 December 2020, approves the Ministry of Finance’s proposal to grant import duty exemptions for materials imported by export manufacturers for outsourcing activities. Specifically, if export manufacturers subcontract specific processing steps to third parties, any materials imported by the export manufacturers for the implementation of such processing steps will also be exempted from import duties.

On 23 February 2021, the General Department of Customs issued Official Letter No. 879/TCHQ-TXNK (OL 879) to provide guidelines on the implementation of the Resolution.

Vietnam’s automotive industry has experienced steady progress in recent years. With Vietnam having a population of nearly 100 million and a sustainable economy, this growth trend is expected to continue. The development of Vietnam’s automotive industry remains one of the government’s main focuses, with new laws and policies to promote…