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Latest developments following release of Vietnam’s New Chemical Decree (Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP)

National Single Window launched to declare imported chemicals

Following the announcement of the New Chemical Decree (Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP), Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the General Department of Customs have launched a new electronic declaration system called the National Single Window portal. Importers of chemicals on Annex V of Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP must use this system to declare their substances.

The National Single Window replaces the previous declaration system, which was carried out manually using paper forms.

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Circular implementing Decree No 113/2017/ND-CP released

The MOIT released Circular No 32/2017/TT-BCT, which took effect on 28 December. The Circular includes guidance on classification and labelling, SDS authoring, declaration of imported chemicals and reporting and elaborates on plans and measures to prevent and respond to chemical incidents. It also contains a number of forms required to carry out the administrative tasks of Decree No 113/2017/ND-CP.