Procedures for importing children's toys


What documents does the procedure for importing children's toys include? Children's toys are a type of item with great business potential today because of the increasing demand for children's toys. If you have decided to import this source of goods, the important thing that traders need to understand is the import procedure. Let's find out the customs procedures for importing children's toys with SIMBA GROUP through the article below!

Information about children's toys

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Perhaps you are not too new to children's toys on the market. Currently, children's toys are very rich and diverse, meeting all gender needs as well as ages. However, if you are a wise parent, you need to know that children's toys are divided into many different groups. Namely:

  • Group of toys that develop basic motor skills
  • Group of toys to help your baby develop physical strength
  • Group of intellectual toys.

Each group of toys has its own advantages and uses. When choosing toys for children, you should choose carefully to ensure the safety of your baby's health and development.

Conditions for importing children's toy

Article 9 of Circular 28/2014/TT-BVHTTDL issued on 31/12/2014 clearly stipulates conditions for importing children's toys, namely:

  • Children's toys are guaranteed to be 100% new and unused.
  • Quality assurance in accordance with national technical regulations on the safety of children's toys, clearly specified in Circular 18/2009/TT-BKHCN issued on June 26, 6.
  • Children's toy products must-have designs, content, and uses that are not harmful, or negatively affecting the personality development of children. In addition, imported children's toys must not adversely affect children's health according to Article 6 of this Circular.

In addition, when importing children's toys, businesses should pay additional attention:

  • Before being put on the market, toy products must be stamped with the conformity mark.
  • It is necessary to conduct certification of conformity, announce conformity and have appropriate assessment methods.

Procedures for importing children's toys

Legal Policy

Children's toys are not included in the list of goods prohibited from import. Therefore, the unit can import this potential source of goods to normal business.

Pursuant to Clause 4, Section B Appendix III of Decree 60/2018/ND-CP, imported children's toys need to comply with regulations on technical conditions. Therefore, when carrying out procedures for importing children's toys, the unit or trader does not need to apply for an import license.

HS code

Children's toys with HS codes belong to chapter 95, heading 9503. Different types of toys will correspond to a different HS code. You can refer to the following specifically:

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Import tariffs

  • VAT on children's toys is 5% or 10% depending on the type of toy.
  • When importing children's toys, you need to pay attention to which country you import them. If imports from countries that have signed free trade agreements with Vietnam, they will enjoy preferential import tariffs of 0%.

Import documents

Children's toys are currently under the management of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and you should note the following:

  • When imported children's toys are, they must be registered for quality inspection at the inspection agency.
  • Regulations on the quality of goods imported for shipment of children's toys to be cleared will be specified in the content of Circular No. 07/2017/TT-BKHCN issued on June 16, 6.

The set of customs documents that enterprises need to prepare includes:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial invoices
  • Product packaging slip
  • Contract of sale
  • Certificate of origin (if any)
  • Catalog. 

Notes when carrying out procedures for importing children's toys

Procedures for registration for quality inspection of children's toys

According to the provisions of Circular No. 18/2009/TT-BKHCN, imported children's toys must ensure quality in accordance with national technical regulations on safety. Therefore, when clearing customs for the import of children's toys, traders need to register for quality inspection for the imported shipment.

A dossier of registration for quality inspection for a shipment of imported children's toys includes papers and documents such as:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Packing slip
  • Bill
  • Bill of Lading
  • Quality certificates
  • Introductions, explanations, and other technical documents.

Regulations on labeling children's toys

Children's toys imported to Vietnam need to have full labels according to current regulations. Commodity labels are required to show the following:

  • Name of goods;
  • Origin of goods;
  • Name and address of the organization or individual responsible for the shipment of imported children's toys;
  • Other contents depend on the nature of each children's toy.

In addition, the content required to be shown on the label of children's toys must include contents such as Ingredients, specifications, instructions for use, date of manufacture, and warning information,...

Import Contact

Above is the information about the procedure for importing children's toys that SIMBA would like to introduce to you. Hopefully, this article will provide you with useful information about import procedures.

If you are having questions about import and export procedures as well as are in need of sourcing quality goods for business. Please contact SIMBA GROUP immediately via fan page or hotline: 037.931.1688 for direct advice.



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