Vietnam in Preparation of National Chemical Inventory

  •   27 Oct 2016
  •    Matt Lu

    In September, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) published a draft of National Chemicals Inventory for consultation and public feedback. The draft inventory contains 3023 chemicals with CAS numbers that are currently being used in Vietnam.

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    Hallo Matt : I am looking draft for more detail in English but could not find on web regarding the process of notification of new chemical, path going forward etc.. Appreciate if you could help in that. Regards Manish Jain
    Dear Manish, unfortunately Vietnam authorities haven't released any document in English. We'll let our readers know immediately when we get anything new. Matt
    Is the regulation related to development of the inventory available in Vietnamese? Need to know the scope of products - and therefore chemical - to be included. For example, healthcare products are generally excluded from this type of regulation. Are components of articles excluded? In the sample submission (which is very useful), it asks for HS code. If a chemical is a component of a product mixture, it would enter the country under the HS code for the product. The same chemical could be in another product mixture with a different HS code. If we are to use the HS code for the pure chemical, that is possibly useless information since the chemical might not ever be in Vietnam as a pure substance. What should be put in this area of the form? Thanks.
    Hi Karon, I’m afraid Vietnam’s authority didn’t say much about products or mixtures. The inventory is based on single substances. Currently it’s just an information-gathering stage and I expect MOIT to give more guidelines sooner or later. I will keep our readers posted if any news. Matt
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