According to statistics of the General Department of Customs, the export turnover of Vietnamese goods to the German market in the first 9 months of 2021 reached 5.2 billion USD, up 6.2% over the same period last year. Exporting furniture of all kinds reached USD 819.2 million, this is one of the main products exported to this market. There are many type of furniture produce exported from Vietnam, and one of them is kitchen cabinets. SM Global handle many Kitchen cabinets from Vietnam to Germany.

  1. Some big branches in Vietnam export Kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are exported to provide apartments, condominiums, restaurants, hotels, there are some big branches that exporting furniture such as: Kaiser, Woodnet, Saigon River Factory,..These factories are mainly concentrated in Binh Duong province and the southern provinces of Vietnam. Therefore, this item will be exported mostly from Ho Chi Minh port / Cai Mep port and Qui Nhon port.

  1. Documentation for exporting Kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets is not banned for exporting. However, based on type of wooden that made to this produce, the procedure and require documentation is different.

–  For natural wooden cabinet:

  • Custom Declaration sheet (if material woods is import produce)
  • List of forest products.
  • Invoice
  • Packing list
  • Contract
  • Bill of Lading
  • Fumigation

– For industrial wooden cabinet:

  • Invoice
  • Packing list
  • Contract
  • Bill of Lading
  • Fumigation


Hs code: Industrial wooden kitchen cabinets with HS of Chapter 94: – Wooden furniture of the type used in the kitchen

Hs Code



Wooden furniture of a kind used in the kitchen




Other wooden furniture




  1. Delivery kitchen cabinet by sea from Vietnam to Germany
  2.  Main of of Vietnam
  • Port Name: Ho Chi Minh City – Port code: VNSGN
  • Port Name: Haiphong- Port code: VNHPH
  • Port Name: Danang- Port code: VNDAD
  • Port Name: Quinhon- Port code: VNUIH
    1. Main port of Germany
  • Port Name: Berlin – Port code: DEBER
  • Port Name: Bremen – Port code: DEBRE
  • Port Name: Frankfurt – Port code: DEFRA
  • Port Name: Hamburg – Port code: DEHAM


2. Transit time:

Delivery cargo by sea from Vietnam to Germany, almost schedule will be transit via 1 or 2 seaports. Therefore, there is a difference in transit time between routes. In addition, depending on the number of ports the vessel calls to, the transit time between lines is also different.

Here is transit time of some routes for your reference

 –          Hochiminh/ Haiphong –Berlin: 33 – 36 days

–           Hochiminh/ Haiphong –Bremen: 30 – 32 days

–           Hochiminh/ Haiphong –Frankfurt: 33 – 35 days

–           Hochiminh/ Haiphong –Bremerhaven: 33 – 35 days

–           Hochiminh/ Haiphong –Hamburg: 26 – 28 days

  1. Main lines that provide service:


Because Germany is one of the major trading partners of Vietnam, so the transportation of goods to Germany is also focused and maximized. Most of the major shipping lines provide services to Germany such as: YML, ONE, CMA, Cosco, EMC, Happag-lloyd, HMM… these are all shipping lines with which SM Global has a good relationship, regularly booking in large quantities. Therefore, we are committed to providing our partners with the best service quality and competitive price.


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