How To Export Coffee to Italy? – Shipping Coffee For Export From Vietnam To Italy

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How To Export Coffee to Italy?  Vietnam and the EU signed the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on June 30, 2019. It officially took effect on August 1, 2020; according to this agreement, EU countries, including Italy, offer essential tax incentives for Coffee imported from Vietnam.

In addition, for many years now, the EU, including Italy, has maintained the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) mechanism for developing and underdeveloped countries, including Vietnam.

From August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022 (within two years from the effective date of EVFTA), enterprises are entitled to two preferential tariff regimes under EVFTA and GSP. They are allowed to choose which offer is more suitable. In the case of selecting GSP treatment, the Coffee must meet GSP’s rules and procedures for certification of origin; In the case of choosing tariff preferences under EVFTA, Coffee must meet EVFTA rules and guidelines for a certificate of origin. From August 1, 2022, the GSP preferential tariff mechanism automatically terminates, and enterprises apply the preferential tariff regime under EVFTA. However, the EVFTA allows if the EVFTA tax is higher than the GSP tax, they will still be entitled to GSP tax. No matter which preferential tax rate is chosen, the Coffee must meet the EVFTA rules and procedures for origin certification.

Are you determining taxes and procedures for importing Coffee into Italy?

To look up import taxes and import procedures of Vietnamese Coffee into EU countries in general and Italy in particular, the convenient search tool is the EC’s link below:

Determining taxes and procedures for exporting Coffee from Vietnam

Coffee shipped to Italy can enjoy preferential export tax under the EVFTA agreement

If they meet the rules and guidelines for certification of origin EVFTA, they will enjoy special preferential import tax under EVFTA; if they cannot meet the requirements for origin, they will enjoy preferential import tax.

The Government implemented the preferential export tariff schedule for Coffee exported to the EU from 2020 to 2022 by Decree No. 111/2020/ND-CP  dated September 18, 2020.

For a quick lookup of export tax, export procedures can use the general tariff on At this tariff it is possible to look up export tax and preferential export tax under free agreements….

Shipping time for Coffee from Vietnam to Italy? 

Shipping from Vietnam to Italy is mainly by sea and by air

Container shipping time from Vietnam to Italy? 

The table below lists expected container transit times from Vietnam’s main ports to some of Italy’s leading international ports (for more detailed time information on the respective service and other ports). different Vietnam, you can contact the consulting department of HP Global, Hotline: 0886775126)

Port name/ Port code Vc time from Hai Phong Time is from Da Nang Time is from Ho Chi Minh (Cat Lai/Cai Mep)
Trieste (Italy, Port code: ITTRS) 27 – 37 days 21 – 53 days 20 – 50 days
Genoa (Italy, Port code: ITGOA) 26 – 38 days 25 – 52 days 21 – 46 days
Livorno (Italy, Mã cảng: ITLIV) 29 – 51 days 34 – 54 days 25 – 43 days
Venice (Italy, Port code: ITVCE) 29 – 43 days 51 – 67 days 20 – 38 days
Taranto (Italy, Port code: ITTAR) 25 – 30 days 46 – 51 days 22 – 29 days
Naples (Italy, Port code: ITNAP) 31 – 36 days 31 – 56 days 27 – 37 days
La Spezia (Italy, Port code: ITSPE) 25 – 34 days 24 – 50 days 20 – 41 days
Salerno (Italy, Port code: ITSAL) 34 – 53 days 50 – 55 days 26 – 33 days


Air freight time from Vietnam to Italy? 

Currently, Vietnam’s three main international airports are Hanoi (HAN), Da Nang (DAD), and Tan Son Nhat (SGN).

With air transportation, if you fly directly (direct service) from Vietnamese airports, the time is the day; however, going to Italy is not much direct service; most are transit services through one or a few airports. other flights, time is about 3 – 10 days

Some of Italy’s main international airports are as follows:

Airport name/Airport code City
Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (Mã sân bay: FCO) Rome
Malpensa International Airport (Mã sân bay: MXP) Milan
Venice Marco Polo Airport (Mã sân bay: VCE) Venice
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (Mã sân bay: BLQ) Bologna
Naples International Airport (Naples Bay: NAP) Napoli
Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (Mã sân bay: CTA) Catania
Turin Airport (Mother Bay: TRN) Torino


Main sea routes from Vietnam to Italy

Currently, for European routes in general and Italy in particular, Helena., JSC is exploiting export Coffee from Hai Phong, Cai Mep and Cat Lai to Italy. As follows:

– Sea freight from Hai Phong to Bari/Genoa/Napoli (Naples)/Cagliari/Gioia Tauro Ravenna/ Venezia (Venice)

– Sea transportation from Cat Lai (HCM) to Bari/Genoa/Napoli (Naples)/Cagliari/Gioia Tauro Ravenna/Venezia (Venice)

– Sea freight from Cai Mep to Bari/Genoa/Napoli (Naples)/Cagliari/Gioia Tauro Ravenna/Venezia (Venice)

How long does it take to ship Coffee by sea to Italy?

One of the decisive factors for the quality of sea freight services is transit time. Ensuring the delivery time as committed is an evaluation criterion for the quality and efficiency of the service provider. The sea leg duration for Italy (Italy) route is 31-33 days.

How is the cost and sea freight to Italy calculated?

In sea transportation, the sea freight part is always the most concern. Usually, sea freight will be calculated and balanced once a month. Therefore, please contact us for the most accurate sea freight updates.

In addition, shippers need to pay the following costs when exporting Coffee from Hai Phong/HCM to Italy:

– Terminal Handling Charges (THC): USD130/190/200/140/231 for container 20’/40’/45’/20RF/40RF

– Bill of lading fee (Bill fee/Docs fee): USD 40/set

– Telex release fee: USD 30/bill

– Seal fee: USD 8/cont

List of seaports in Italy (Italy)

Italy (Italy) has a mixed capitalist economy, the third-largest in the euro area and the eighth largest in 2015. The country is a founding member of the G7, the euro area and OECD.

Italy is recognised as one of the world’s leading industrialised nations and a significant player in international trade. It is a highly developed country, having the eighth highest quality of life globally in 2005 and 26th on the human development index in 2015.

Italy is known for its innovative business, large-scale and competitive agricultural sector (Italy was the world’s largest wine producer in 2011), influence and high quality in the world’s regions. Automotive, machinery, food, design and fashion industries.

Some of the main seaports in ItalyLa Spezia, Trieste, Leghorn (Livorno), Venice, Naples, Genoa, … Export Coffee to Italy

1. Port of La Spezia

The Italian Port of La Spezia

Located at Italy’s main traffic crossroads, La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) is Italy’s leading container terminal. With advanced technology, high quality and efficient service. It is the gateway to northern Italy and central Europe. The LSCT offers excellent rail connections and direct connections to the Italian transport network.

Sea freight from Vietnam to Laspezia, Italy:

  • Transit time  from Ho Chi Minh to La Spezia : 25 days
  •  Shipping time from Hai Phong to La Spezia : 30 days

2. Port of Trieste

Historically a free port serving the landlocked nations of Central and Eastern Europe,  the port of Trieste continues to play an essential role as an Adriatic seaport.

Developed in the late 1800s, the port is divided into five zones and houses a terminal for shipping containers and petroleum and metallurgy. It has seen steady growth in traffic in recent years.

Freight to Trieste, Italy:

  •  Shipping time from Hai Phong to Trieste:  40 days
  • Transit time  from Ho Chi Minh to Trieste:  31 days

3. Port of Venice

The Port of Venice,  also known as Venice, was once the centre of a vast maritime empire that competed with the Ottoman Turks for power in the Eastern Mediterranean; today, the city is a popular tourist destination. World language. Each year handles about 10 million tons of Coffee, of which more than 4 million tons of Coffee are transported by containers, equivalent to 400 thousand TEUs.

The Port of Venice is the 8th busiest port in the country and serves as the central hub for cruise ships in the region.

The heart of the new port, established in 1996, is the harbour of Marghera, where much of the industrial activity surrounds the lagoon.

Every week, on average, there are 5-7 trips/week from Venice to Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City, with many different shipping lines. The transit time from Venice to Hai Phong/HCM is usually 30-33 days. Most shipping lines will transship at a 3rd port for long routes like Venice before returning to Hai Phong/Cat Lai/Da Nang.

Sea freight to Venice, Italy:

  • Transit time  from Ho Chi Minh to Venice:  33 days
  •  Shipping time from Hai Phong to Venice:  38 days

4. Port of Leghorn (Livorno)

Livorno is a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea west of Tuscany, Italy. Livorno was defined as an “ideal city” during the Italian renaissance. Today, it shows its history through the structure of its neighbouring vuvjw district, which is cut by a canal system and surrounded by a city wall.

Freight from Vietnam to Leghorn, Italy:

  • Transit time  from Ho Chi Minh to Leghorn:  35 days
  •  Shipping time from Hai Phong to Leghorn:  40 days

5. Port of Genoa

The Port of Genoa covers nearly 1,235 hectares of water and 1,730 hectares of land and is more than 13 miles long. Genoa is Italy’s busiest port in terms of cargo tonnage, with a trading volume of nearly 57 million tons per year, and the second most active in terms of containers, with an annual transaction volume of more than two million.

Freight from Vietnam to Italy, Genoa:

  •  Shipping time from Hai Phong to Genoa:  31 days
  •  Shipping time from Ho Chi Minh to Genoa:  27 days

Vietnam Is The Second Largest Coffee Exporter To Italy

At the Conference on the prospect of cooperation in the coffee industry between Vietnam and Italy taking place in Rome, Italy on September 26, coffee export is one of Vietnam’s strengths to the Italian market. 

Statistics in the last 8 coffee crops, on average each year, Italy imports 66,000 tons of coffee from Vietnam, up to 90,000 tons in some years, making this country the fourth largest coffee trading partner of Vietnam (accounting for 8.13% of the export market), just behind Germany, the US and Spain.

The largest Italian coffee processing and production groups such as Lavazza and Pecorani have also set up representative offices and opened joint ventures in Vietnam.

Mr Thiem, emphasized that Vietnam is the second-largest coffee exporter in the world and is currently a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), allowing Vietnam to continue to expand export markets, finding seek and establish partnerships in this field.

According to Mr Vincenzo Sandalj, Chairman of the Coffee Association of Trieste city, Vietnam’s market share in coffee exporting countries to Italy has been increasing rapidly in recent years due to the quality of Vietnam’s coffee meeting the taste of the world. Italian consumers.

Currently, Italy is the 5th largest coffee importer in the world, with an average market growth rate of up to 6% per year, which is a good opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to actively exploit this market.



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Helena Coffee Processing & Export in Vietnam | Helena., JSC, which was established in 2016, is a Vietnamese coffee exporter, manufacturer & supplier. We provide the most prevalent varieties of coffee grown in Vietnam’s renowned producing regions.

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