Labelling requirements

SECTION II: LABELLING REQUIREMENTS

On August 30, 2006, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed Decree No. 89/2006/ND-CP on goods labeling.  This replaces Prime Minister Decision No. 178/1999/QDTTg of August 30, 1999 that promulgated the Regulation on labeling of domestically circulated and exported and imported goods, and Decision No. 95/2000/QD-TTg of August 15, 2000 that provided adjustments and supplements to it.  The new decree would normally have been effective in March 2007, six months after publication in the Official Gazette, but due to a delay in issuing the implementing guidelines, it only went into effect from September 2007.

On April 6, 2007 Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) issued Circular No.09/2007/TT-BKHCN to provides guidance on the implementation of the Good Labelling Decree No.86/2006/ND-CP

In addition, Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) of Ministry of Health (MOH) also completed a draft regulation on labelling of packaged food products. However, the regulation is not approved. 

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