THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE

Circular No. 12/2015/TT-BCT dated June 12, 2015 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade on issuing automatic import licenses of some steel products
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 95/2012/ND-CP dated November 12, 2012, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Industry and Trade;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 187/2013/ND-CP dated November 20, 2013 elaborating some Articles on international trading, agent activities, trading, processing, and transit of goods with foreign parties of the Law on Commerce;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 41/2005/QD-TTg dated March 02, 2005 on issuance of import license;
At the request of the Director of Export and Import Administration;
The Minister of Industry and Trade issues a Circular on issuance of licenses for automatic import of some steel products.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of adjustment
1. This Circular deals with issuance of licenses for automatic import of some steel products (specified in Appendix 01 enclosed herewith).
2. Imported steel products in the following cases are not regulated by this Circular:
a) Goods temporarily imported for re-export, goods temporarily exported for re-import, transited goods;
b) Non-trading imports;
Article 2. Subject of application
This Circular applies to regulatory bodies, importers of steel products, and relevant entities.
Chapter II
ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION OF AUTOMATIC IMPORT LICENSES
Article 3. Automatic import license
1. Automatic import licenses are issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade to traders by certifying applications for import of each shipment.
2. Each automatic import license is effective for 30 days from the day on which it is certified by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Article 4. Authority for automatic import license
1. Export and Import Administration is the licensing authority.
2. Addresses:
a. Export and Import Administration – the Ministry of Industry and Trade: No. 24 Hai Ba Trung street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
b. Representative office of Export and Import Administration in Ho Chi Minh City: 2nd floor, No. 12 Vo Van Kiet street, Nguyen Thai Binh ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.