Viet Nam sets criteria on labelling for domestically consumed goods

Friday, Nov 11, 2022 08:38

Production of garments. Made-in-Vietnam is written on labels or packages of domestically consumed goods according to the regulations on product labels. — VNA/VNS Photo

Viet Nam will have criteria for labelling made-in-Vietnam on domestically consumed goods, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)'s draft of a circular which is circulated for opinions.

This circular is for organisations and individuals producing and selling goods in Viet Nam, and relevant agencies and organisations.

It is not applied to exported goods. The origin of export goods shall be determined according to regulations on origin of exported goods as per the existing law in Viet Nam or the importing countries' regulations on determining the origin of goods.

Under this draft, organisations and individuals manufacturing and trading goods will designate by themselves the origin of goods and take responsibility for this.

Made-in-Vietnam is written on labels or packages of domestically consumed goods in accordance with the regulations on product labels.

In case it is not possible to designate the origin of goods as made in Vietnam according to the criteria in this circular, the producers could use phrases such as “assembled in Vietnam”; “bottled in Vietnam”; “mixed in Vietnam”; “completed in Vietnam”; “packed in Vietnam”; and “labelled in Vietnam”.

The draft listing goods labelled "made-in-Vietnam" including plants and products from plants grown and harvested in Viet Nam; live animals born and raised in Viet Nam and products made from them; and products obtained from trapping, catching, farming, gathering or hunting in Viet Nam.

They also include minerals and natural substances extracted or taken from the soil, water, seabed and subsoil of the submarine area of ​​Viet Nam or the territorial sea where Viet Nam has a right to exploit under international law.

There are also fish and seafood products caught from international seas by ships registered to fly the Vietnamese flag, as well as products processed or manufactured from the raw materials. — VNS

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