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Consideration of Reducing 50% of Goods being Subject to Quality Inspection Prior to Customs Clearance

October 26, 2017 Customs & Trade

At the latest meeting of the Working Group of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Science and Technology (“MOST“) made a report considering the implementation of a reduction of 50% of the quantity of group-2 products and goods being subject to quality inspection prior to customs clearance.

Accordingly, the MOST is currently working with 12 relevant Ministries to review the List of group-2 products and goods (e.g. the List of potentially unsafe products and goods) and other prevailing legal documents which may be inconsistent with the Law on Products and Goods Quality, Law on Standards and Technical Regulations and Law on Food Safety.

The review of the List of group-2 products and goods is aimed at ensuring the reduction of 50% of group-2 goods subject to quality inspection prior to customs clearance on the basis of (i) removing products and goods that have not had any safety incidents, have not yet been decided the method of management, or have not yet obtained National Technical Regulations; (ii) adding an HS code to this List so that an enterprise can easily coordinate with its products or goods, and (iii) clearly identifying the types of goods being subject to quality inspection before and after customs clearance.

The review of the List of group-2 products and goods is aimed at ensuring the reduction of 50% of group-2 goods subject to quality inspection prior to customs clearance on the basis of (i) removing products and goods that have not had any safety incidents, have not yet been decided the method of management, or have not yet obtained National Technical Regulations; (ii) adding an HS code to this List so that an enterprise can easily coordinate with its products or goods, and (iii) clearly identifying the types of goods being subject to quality inspection before and after customs clearance.

 –   Written by LE & TRAN | Vietnam’s Premier Business Litigation Firm


This insight is quoted from the Vietnam Customs & Trade Law Review (November 2017), you can download and read the full file of Vietnam Customs & Trade Law Review (November 2017) here.