Trade with Vietnam from 1 January 2021

How you import from and export to Vietnam will change from 1 January 2021.

The UK has signed a trade agreement with Vietnam which will take effect from 1 January 2021.

From 1 January 2021 until the end of February 2021, preferences will be applied retrospectively for goods imported to Vietnam from the UK. This means goods entering Vietnam from the UK will initially be subject to MFN tariffs for a short period. However, businesses will be able to claim back any additional tariffs paid in this temporary period from the Government of Vietnam. Information on reimbursements will be available from the Vietnamese government. This page will be updated as soon as possible.

This guidance provides information on aspects of trade that will change as soon as the UK-Vietnam agreement takes effect. It is for UK businesses trading with Vietnam.

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