Vietnam has been working on a draft National Chemical Inventory (NCI) and so far the inventory has been opened 5 times for industry to nominate substances. Currently, the inventory contains about 40,000 substances. The new deadline for substance submission is April 15th, 2021.
The final draft of the inventory is expected to be released by the end of this year. It's therefore important that all chemical manufacturers, importers, traders in Vietnam as well as non-Vietnamese manufacturers nominate their substances to the inventory to ensure their access to the market.
To be eligible to nominate, companies must have a legally registered business entity in Vietnam. A tax identification number will be required for online registration.
GPC through its Vietnamese affiliates can help you with the NCI nomination for Vietnam regulatory compliance.
Businesses must submit the following information:
It's expected that the Inventory would be published by end of 2021. Its therefore important that all chemical manufacturers, importers, traders in Vietnam and from outside Vietnam nominate their substances to the inventory.
Once registered online, companies will be able to search the site for chemical substances. The search results will provide the status of the chemicals, which are divided into four groups:
The pesticide legislation and regulations in the countries share the following basic concepts:
* Submission of application to register for pesticide use, with required data and other information, and a draft of a label;
* Formation of a Technical Advisory Committee to assist in the evaluation of scientific data submitted for registration;
* Appointment of inspectors or officers to monitor and enforce the law; and " Control of imports and restrictions on availabiliy.
The agricultural sector in Vietnam has played the leading role in the transition to a market economy. Economic liberalization began with the realization that, with a population growing faster than food production and national income, Vietnam would soon be in a position where it could not guarantee its own food supply. Learning from the experiences of other countries, Vietnam immediately revised its plant protection policy and adopted IPM as its main program for plant protection. Where pesticides are to be used, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries conducts research and training to guide the farmers on their pest management practices.
A plant protection drug shall be removed from the list in the following cases:
Procedures for removing a plant protection drug from the list:
The labeling requirements of the countries implementing a registration system are almost completely harmonized based on Relevant FAO guidelines: