Packaging and container regulations

SECTION III:  PACKAGING AND CONTAINER REGULATIONS

There are no regulations on the size or weight of imported food containers. Additionally, there are no laws or regulations on container product recycling.

However, there are restrictions on the use of packaging materials. On December 19, 2007, Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) issued Decision No.46/2007/QD-BYT on “Maximum Permitted Level of Biological and Chemical Residue Allowed in Food”.  Part 4 of the Decision sets requirements on hygiene and safety requirements on food packaging materials that replace the hygiene requirement on food packaging materials stated in MOH’s Decision No.867/1998/QD-BYT dated April 4, 1998. Restrictions area imposed on the following groups of packaging materials:

–    Ceramics and Glass
–    Synthetic Plastic
–    Tin Foil

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