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Vietnam Notification on Imported foodstuff of plant origin

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NOTIFICATION

1.

Notifying Member: Viet Nam

If applicable, name of local government involved:

2.

Agency responsible: National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development

3.

Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable): Imported foodstuff of plant origin

4.

Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:

[X]    All trading partners

[ ]      Specific regions or countries:

5.

Title of the notified document: Circular for guiding on the food safety control for imported foodstuffs of plant origin Language(s): Vietnamese  Number of pages: 18

6.

Description of content: The Circular provides regulations/principles for food safety control on imported foodstuffs of plant origin, including procedure of exported country registration before exporting commodities into Viet Nam, on-site inspection procedure (when necessary) as well as procedure for inspecting consignments of foodstuffs of plant origin imported into Viet Nam.

This Circular will replace the Circular No.13/2011/TT-BNNPTNT dated 16 March 2011 and Circular No.05/2013/TT-BNNPTNT dated 21 January 2013.

7.

Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [ ] animal health, [ ] plant protection, [ ] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.

8.

Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:

[ ]      Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text)

[ ]      World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number)

[ ]      International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number)

[X]    None

Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No

If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard:

9.

Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available:

-         Food Safety Law number 55/2012/QH12 dated 17 June 2010 of the Congress

-         Decree No. 38/2012/NÐ-CP dated 25 April 2012 of the Government for guiding the implementation of some articles of the Food Safety Law

10.

Proposed date of adoption (dd/mm/yy): October 2014

Proposed date of publication (dd/mm/yy): October 2014

11.

Proposed date of entry into force: [ ] Six months from date of publication, and/or (dd/mm/yy): 45 days from the date of circulation.

[X]    Trade facilitating measure

12.

Final date for comments: [X] Sixty days from the date of circulation of the notification and/or (dd/mm/yy): 29 September 2014

Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:

Viet Nam Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authorities and Enquiry Point

No. 2 Ngoc Ha Str., Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Tel: +(84 4) 3734 4764

Fax: +(84 4) 3734 9019

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Website: http://www.spsvietnam.gov.vn

 

National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department

10, Nguyen Cong Hoan, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Tel: +(84 4) 3771 2574

Fax: +(84 4) 3831 7221

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Website: http://www.nafiqad.gov.vn

13.

Texts available from: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:

Link to download:

http://www.spsvietnam.gov.vn/EnglishSPS/Lists/Documents,notification/Attachments/66/Draft%20Circular%20VNM59.pdf

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