THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Circular No. 23/2015/TT-BKHCN dated November 13, 2015 of the Ministry of Science and Technology on import of used machinery, equipment and technological lines
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 20/2013/ND-CP dated February 26 2013 defining the functions, tasks, entitlements and organizational structure of the Ministry of Science and Technology;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 187/2013/ND-CP dated November 20, 2013 on guidelines for the Law on Commerce with regard to international trading;
At the request of Director of Technology Inspection, Review, and Evaluation Authority, Director of Legal Department;
The Minister of Science and Technology promulgates a Circular on import of used machinery, equipment and technological lines.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of adjustment
1. This Circular provides for criteria, documentation, procedures for import of used machinery, equipment and technological lines, including used parts and components in HS Chapter 84 and Chapter 85 on the List of exports and imports of Vietnam promulgated by the Ministry of Finance together with Circular No. 103/2015/TT-BTC dated July 01, 2015 meant to be used for domestic manufacture and trading that are not on the lists of goods banned from import compiled by the government, the Prime Minister, Ministries, and ministerial agencies.
2. This Circular does not apply to import of used machinery, equipment and technological lines that are:
a) transited;
b) temporarily imported for re-export (temporarily imported to serve execution of processing contract, manufacturing, execution of construction projects); temporarily exported for re-import;
c) imported to execute maintenance/repair contracts with foreign parties;
d) transferred by another domestic enterprise in an export-processing zones or an export processing enterprise outside the export-processing zone; among enterprises in export-processing zones;
dd) meant to serve research and development and cannot be domestically manufactured; meant to serve national defense and security objectives at the request of relevant Ministries;
e) machinery and equipment on the List of potentially unsafe goods (List of Group 2 goods) issued by relevant Ministries according to the Law on Product and goods quality;
g) printing machinery and equipment of headings 84.40 through 84.43;
h) permitted to be imported by the Government or the Prime Minister.