Recent fieldwork and molecular research indicate that Amentotaxus hatuyenensis T.H.Nguyên is conspecific with Amentotaxus yunnanensis and should therefore be treated as a synonym of the latter. This change does not effect the conservation status of A. yunnanensis.
The timber of larger trees is valued for furniture making, while smaller sizes are used for handicrafts and tool making. Much of this is done in China and it is likely that timber of Vietnamese origin is used. The seeds are rich in oils and these are extracted for medicinal purposes. Screening for anti-cancer drugs, as in other species like A. agrotaenia, may be conducted with this species as well, now that it is known to occur more widely. This species is in limited cultivation.