Understanding your invoice

Surcharges are additional charges that are mandatory and applicable to your TNT shipments.

When shipping consignments with TNT, the following surcharges apply: 

Fuel surcharge

Due to continuing fuel price fluctuations, TNT applies an index-based fuel surcharge to all shipments. This approach provides our customers with a transparent charging mechanism for fuel costs.

Out-of-area surcharge

We provide collection and delivery services virtually anywhere you require. For certain remote and less-accessible locations an additional out-of-area surcharge is applied to cover additional costs incurred.


Vietnam Value Added Tax (VAT) rate reduction for TNT shipments originating from Vietnam (effective February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022)

Effective from February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, invoices for TNT outbound shipments originating from Vietnam and any ancillary services performed and consumed in Vietnam for both outbound bill shipper and outbound bill consignee will reflect a reduced Vietnam VAT rate of 8%.

This is due to a temporary policy announced by the Vietnam government to support the socio-economic development recovery program in Vietnam due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The VAT below will apply to all customers for shipments originated from Vietnam and any ancillary services performed and consumed in Vietnam, including payers billed outside and inside Vietnam:

Origin of Shipment
VAT rateEffective dates

Vietnam VAT rate reduced from 10% to 8%.

February 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, both days inclusive.

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

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