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New regulations on goods origin

14:07 | 15/12/2021

VCN – The Government has issued Decree 111/2021/ND-CP, amending elements of Decree 43/2017/ND-CP, dated April 14, 2017, of the future governance on goods labelling.

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New regulations on goods origin

Specifically, retailers must determine the origin of their goods in an accurate manner and comply with regulations under the international commitments acceded to Vietnam.

The origin of goods will be shown by the phrases “made in”, “producing country”, “origin”, “made by” and “product of”. These will be attached to the name of the country or territory producing the goods, or in accordance with relevant laws.

If the origin of goods cannot be determined, the location of the final production stage should be listed.

Phrases will be used to show the location of the last stage of production, for example “assembled at” or “bottled at”.

The name of the country or territory where the goods are manufactured may not be abbreviated.

The Decree also amends and supplements Clause 3, Article 12, about the name and address of the organization or individual responsible for the goods. Specifically, for goods imported for circulation in Vietnam, the name and address of manufactures and importers must be stated on the label.

For goods such as medical equipment manufactured domestically or imported for circulation in Vietnam, the name and address of the owner and the holder of the free-sale registration number must be recorded. If the medical equipment does not have a free-sale registration number, the name and address of the owner of the medical equipment and the importers must be stated on the import permit.

By Huong Diu/Ngoc Loan