Vietnam Importation Guide On How Nigerians and Africans can Import goods From Vietnam to Africa, such as Clothes, Shoes, Tiles, Furniture, Eye Lashes, Beauty Products, diapers, baby wipes etc.
Hello everyone, my name is Prince iyk and I am the CEO of IykBethany Group of Companies Limited. I am an Entrepreneur, Importer, Trader and Blogger.
I travel a lot, mostly to Asia and Europe to import goods into Nigeria and Ghana. When I started importation business I made some mistakes and I also faced lots of challenges that I do not want any Nigerian or Ghanaian to face. I made those mistakes mostly because I had no one to guide me and there was no importation guide like this to guide me on how to go about things.
I do not want any Nigeria, Ghanian or African business man or woman to make those mistakes or face any challenges due to ignorance or lack of information.
So I have taken the time out of my busy schedule to write these comprehensive articles, to educate and enlighten you so that you will know how to import goods and services from Vietnam or any Asian country.
I have written several importation guides for different countries, you can click here to read my detailed importation guide on how to import goods from Turkey.
This information and importation guide is for traders and businessmen/women that want to import goods and services from Vietnam which they want to resell in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.
It’s sad that most African countries import almost everything, especially West Africa where I come from. I hope our leaders wake up before it is too late. Not just the politicians, the youths have roles to play too. Most of the factories in Asia are owned by private individuals like you and me, but we need government support in areas like steady electricity, good roads, cheap bank loans etc.
THE VISA PROCESS/REQUIREMENT: As a Nigerian who wants to travel to Vietnam to buy things especially clothes, shoes etc, to get a Vietnam visa a Vietnam based company MUST send you Visa Invitation/Approval Letter which you will take to the Vietnamese embassy in ABUJA to get your visa. The Vietnam based company will process the visa in Vietnam with their company documents, they will write that you are one of their customers coming to Vietnam to buy goods, it takes between 5 to 7 days to process the visa in Vietnam. Once the visa is approved in Vietnam, the Vietnam contact will mail you copy of the visa approval letter which you will take to the Vietnam embassy to collect your visa. Once you arrive at the Vietnam embassy you submit the visa approval letter together with your passport, within 2 hours the visa will be stamped on your passport.
ADDRESS OF VIETNAM EMBASSY IN NIGERIA:
Address: No 9 River Niger street, Off Danube Street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
COST OF SHIPPING: The cargo or shipping cost from Vietnam to Nigeria is $5 per kilo. Its same rate for China, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia etc.
AIRLINE: Many airlines go to Vietnam from Nigeria, there is Turkish Airways, Emirates, Ethihad Airways etc. Personally, I prefer Emirates Airlines though their fares are a little bit higher. I prefer Emirates to any other airline.
AIRFARE: Airfare changes almost everyday like forex, it depends on what time or season you are traveling. At the moment airfare from West Africa to Vietnam is about $1,500, some airlines charge lower while some charge higher. So to know the exact cost of airfare just go to any travel agency in your city or you check online.
HOTELS: Hotels are extremely cheap in Vietnam. There are many 3 star hotels for $20 per night. My preferred hotels are Hotel Tien Phu, Ngoc Hoi. Contact me for more hotel names and their contact details.
TAXIS: Most Vietnam Taxis do not speak English, your hotel or travel agent should be the one to arrange taxi for you. In Vietnam, I have only 5 taxi drivers that speak English. Every taxi has a meter so there is no cheating.
If you want to buy or source items directly from Manufacturers, warehouses, wholesalers etc just let me know, i will connect you to some trusted contacts on the ground in Vietnam. During my first visit to Vietnam, I wasted lots of money to so-called agents bc i was a novice then. For instance, the first agent i worked with was charging me 50 cents per whatever item i bought. For example, let’s say he took me to a shop where i bought 200 pairs of shoes, i paid him 50 US cents times by 200. You do the maths. Same thing if i buy 200 pieces of ladies wears, he gets 50 cents per wear. Later on i meet some nice guys who are ready to help with a very little fee. With me you won’t make the same mistakes I made. Just mention what items you want to buy, i have boys that will take you shopping for days or weeks, when you are done shopping you give them whatever fee you feel comfortable with. truth is, if you treat them well next time they will be happy to assist/shop with you, but if you are stingy next time you won’t see their brake light.
WHAT NIGERIANS USUALLY SHIP FROM VIETNAM: When it comes to the highest quality clothes/shoes at the cheapest prices no country comes close to Vietnam. Vietnam is the number one choice for anything FASHION. I have imported clothes/shoes from many countries like Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, India etc before i settled with Vietnam. These are some of the items you could import from Vietnam and make good money in Nigeria; clothes, shoes, football, tiles, furniture, bullet proof doors, sanitary wares, baby wipes, diapers, energy bulbs, aluminum products etc.
PERSONAL BUT VERY IMPORTANT ADVICE: I want to give personal advice as a Nigerian brother. If you plan going to Vietnam or Asia to buy or sell drugs please stop now because there is 99% chance you will be caught. If you are on Facebook, open the Facebook page of Cambodia or Vietnam Drug Law enforcement agency, you will see the sheer number of our brothers serving different jail terms in Vietnam and Cambodia. So many of them are serving 35 years in prison.
If there’s any info I didn’t remember today I will add later. If you have anything to add to make this post more interesting please do. I will add some videos and other info later as I am very busy today.
Stay safe and best regards.
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If you need more information on how to import goods from Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, The Philippines, Turkey, UK, USA, China, Dubai or Singapore please feel free to contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp: +447472510168.
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