Why is the import tax on packaging from Vietnam low?

In addition to issues such as quality and products, the import tax on packaging is among the most critical concerns for many international businesses. Compared to other countries in the region, such as China, and Indonesia, … the import tax on packaging in Vietnam is relatively low. Why is that so? Let’s explore this through the following article with Haplast.

Favorable Tax Policies

One of the reasons why import taxes on packaging from Vietnam are lower than in other countries in the region is the government’s implementation of favorable tax policies. This policy aims to attract investment and promote exports, including reducing or exempting import taxes on packaging materials such as plastic. Therefore, when international businesses import packaging from Vietnam, the products become competitive, yielding substantial profits.


Free Trade Agreements

As of now, Vietnam has signed numerous free trade agreements such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), VJEPA, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and more.

With the EVFTA Agreement signed and effective from August 1, 2020, all plastic products exported from Vietnam to the EU enjoy a 0% tax rate. Currently, within the ASEAN region, only Singapore has an FTA with the EU, but this country’s plastic exports to the EU are negligible. Therefore, Vietnamese packaging manufacturers have a significant competitive advantage when accessing the EU market with a 0% tax rate, while other competitors do not enjoy this tax rate.

These agreements bring many preferential trade benefits, including reducing or exempting import taxes on certain items such as packaging, footwear, and clothing, providing significant advantages for businesses in the packaging industry.

Economic Partnerships

Low import taxes on packaging in Vietnam are partly due to Vietnam establishing extensive trade relations with many economic partners worldwide. Reducing import taxes on packaging helps enhance competitiveness and stimulate the export and import activities of packaging companies in Vietnam.

Import High-Quality Packaging with HAPLAST

Not only concerned about quality, and products, but also choosing a reputable packaging supplier helps international businesses save costs.

Currently, to help customers save costs to the maximum and be more convenient, Haplast has collaborated with reputable logistic units, proactively providing customers with comprehensive packaging – transportation – logistics solutions, cost savings, and a closed process from our factory to customers’ hands, providing complete documents so that customers can apply low tax rates as regulated.

With nearly 20 years of experience in packaging production and export to more than 80 countries worldwide, Haplast is confident as a quality packaging manufacturer, providing the best services in Vietnam.

We manufacture and supply various products such as food, trash, reusable, shopping, biodegradable, etc. With two factories in Hung Yen, each year Haplast can produce up to over 54,000 tons, and export to 80 countries including challenging markets such as Japan, Europe, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Spain, …

Recently, Haplast has been extremely honored to be one of the 60 Vietnamese businesses participating in the APEC 2023 Summit. This is not only an important milestone in the history and development of Haplast but also a recognition and appreciation of Haplast’s contribution to the Vietnamese economy.



We take pride in being one of the few businesses in Vietnam to receive seven international certifications in the packaging manufacturing industry, including JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards), FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration), BRC (British Retail Consortium), BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), GRS (Global Recycled Standard), SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance), and ISO 9001:2015.

The certifications that Haplast has achieved in recent years are evidence of Haplast’s efforts and contributions to the packaging industry as well as responsibility for the environment and society.

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