THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 203/2000/QD-BTC
Hanoi, December 21, 2000
 
DECISION
ISSUING THE FEE LEVELS FOR EVALUATING CONTENTS AND GRANTING PERMITS FOR EXPORT AND IMPORT OF CULTURAL PRODUCTS
THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 15/CP of March 2, 1993 on the tasks, powers and State management responsibilities of the ministries and ministerial-level agencies;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 178/CP of October 28, 1994 on the tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Finance;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 04/1999/ND-CP of January 30, 1999 on fees and charges belonging to the State budget;
In order to enhance the management of export and import cultural products after consulting the Ministry of Culture and Information and at the proposal of General Director of Tax,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To issue the Table of fee levels for evaluating contents and granting permits for export and import of cultural products.
Article 2.- Organizations and individuals exporting and/or importing cultural products, which must be evaluated in term of their contents and granted permits by the competent State bodies as prescribed by law, shall have to pay fees according to the collection levels stipulated in Article 1 of this Decision.
Article 3.- Agencies collecting fees for evaluating contents and granting permits for export and import of cultural products shall be entitled to deduct 50% of collected fee amount before remitting them into the State budget in order to cover expenses for organization of fee collection; the remainder must be remitted into the State budget (after subtracting the amount deducted according to above-mentioned percentage).

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The fee-collecting agencies shall have to collect, remit into the State budget and manage the use of, collected fees strictly according to the provisions in the Ministry of Finance’s Circular No. 54/1999/TT-BTC of May 10, 1999 guiding the implementation of the Government’s Decree No. 04/1999/ND-CP of January 30, 1999 on fees and charges belonging to the State budget.
Article 4.- Tax agencies in localities where the fee-collecting agencies are based shall have to guide and inspect the fee collection in accordance with the provisions of this Decision and the Ministry of Finance’s Circular No. 54/1999/TT-BTC of May 10, 1999 guiding the implementation of the Government’s Decree No. 04/1999/ND-CP of January 30, 1999 on fees and charges belonging to the State budget.
Article 5.- This Decision takes effect 15 days after its signing; all provisions on fees and charges for granting permits for export and import of cultural products and evaluating contents of export and import cultural products, which are contrary to this Decision are annulled.
Article 6.- Payers of fees for granting permits for export and import of cultural products and evaluating contents of such products, agencies tasked to organize the fee collection and the concerned agencies shall have to implement this Decision.
 
TABLE
OF FEE LEVELS FOR EVALUATING CONTENTS AND GRANTING PERMITS FOR EXPORT AND IMPORT OF CULTURAL PRODUCTS
(Issued together with the Minister of Finance’s Decision No. 203/2000/QD-BTC of December 21, 2000)
A. FEES FOR EVALUATING CONTENTS OF EXPORT AND IMPORT CULTURAL PRODUCTS:
1. Commercial goods: 0.2% (two thousandth) of the value of the export or import goods lot.
2. Non-commercial goods are stipulated as follows:

>> See also:  Official Dispatch No. 1744/TCHQ-GSQL dated April 22, 2011 of the Ministry of Customs on C/O form D for on-spot import and export

 

Ordinal numbers
Cultural products
Collection levels
1.
Audio tapes:
 
 
- Art, foreign language teaching
VND2,000/tape
 
- Documents, messages
VND5,000/tape
2.
VIDEO tapes and disks; cinematographic films; CD-ROM and DVD disks used for computer; photomagnetic disks
VND7,000/tape, disk
3.
CD and MD disks with music, foreign language teaching, floppy disks
VND2,000/disk
4.
Hard disks, CARTRIDGE tapes for computers.
12,000/disk, tape
5.
Plastic disks with music programs
VND500/disk
6.
Books, newspapers, magazines (with contents having to be evaluated):
 
 
- Export
VND200/copy
 
- Import
VND1,000/copy
7.
Other printed or photocopied documents:
 
 
- In Vietnamese
VND100/page
 
- In foreign language
VND500/page
8.
Assorted calendars:
 
 
- Wall calendars with one page, table calendars
VND500/calendar
 
- Wall calendars with many pages
VND1,000/calendar
9.
Fine art articles, art works
1% (one percent) of the value of the object
{According to the collection level specified in above percentage (%), the minimum payable fee amount is VND 200,000 and the maximum amount shall not exceed VND10,000,000 (ten million)}.
B/ FEES FOR GRANTING PERMITS FOR EXPORT AND IMPORT OF CULTURAL PRODUCTS:
1. Commercial goods: VND50,000/permit

2. Non-commercial goods: VND2,000/permit.

 

 
 
FOR THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
VICE MINISTER





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