Circular No. 04/2021/TT-BXD guidelines for exporting minerals for use as building materials
Enterprises exporting minerals must submit annual reports before January 15 every year
On June 30, 2021, the Ministry of Construction issues the Circular No. 04/2021/TT-BXD prescribing guidelines for exporting minerals for use as building materials.
Accordingly, minerals used as building materials for export having legal origins include minerals mined under a License for Mining, a License to fully exploit minerals or an enclosed Decision on mining minerals issued by a competent state agency which is still effective in accordance with law regulations on minerals.
Mineral exporting enterprises must make annual reports (or irregular reports at the request of competent agencies) and submit them to the Department of Construction to report to provincial-level People's Committees (where such enterprises perform export activities) in accordance with the specified form before January 15 of each year. Annually (or irregularly at the request of competent agencies) provincial-level People's Committees shall report on the situation of mineral exporting in accordance with the specified form before January 30 of each year.
In addition, the list, specifications and technical criteria of minerals used as building materials for export are specified in Appendix I issued together with this Circular (except for minerals temporarily imported for re-export, border-gate transfer or transit).
This Circular takes effect from August 28, 2021.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Hanoi, June 30, 2021
Guiding the export of minerals for use as building materials
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 81/2017/ND-CP of July 17, 2017, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Construction;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 09/2021/ND-CP of February 9, 2021, on management of building materials;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Directive No. 38/CT-TTg of September 29, 2020, on further enhancement of state management of exploration, mining, processing, use and export of minerals;
At the proposal of the Director of the Building Materials Department;
The Minister of Construction promulgates the Circular guiding export of minerals for use as building materials.
Article 1. Scope of regulation and subjects of application
1. This Circular guides the list, specifications, technical criteria and origin of minerals for export for use as building materials.
2. This Circular applies to domestic and foreign organizations and individuals engaged in export of minerals for use as building materials in Vietnam (except for materials for use as building materials brought from the inland into non-tariff zones or exclusive customs areas for construction, repair or maintenance of work structures).
Article 2. Interpretation of terms
In this Circular, terms and expressions below are construed as follows:
1. Mineral processing means a process of application of single or combined mechanical, physical and chemical methods for changing properties of exploited minerals in order to create products with specifications and technical criteria meeting requirements for use and of commercial value higher than that of exploited minerals.
2. Block stone used as slabstone means a natural stone exploited from mining pits at igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic stone quarries and processed into crack-free block-shaped flat-surfaced products of a volume of at least 0.4 m3.
3. Slabstone means a type of stone processed from natural stone blocks into slabs (in conformity with national standard TCVN 4732:2016 on natural wall and floor slabstone) used as wall or floor tiles in construction works.
4. Building stone means a type of stone exploited from natural stone quarries (on the list of minerals for use as common building materials as provided by the mineral law) and processed into products for use in construction works.
5. Fine-art stone means a type of natural stone exploited from natural stone quarries and worked into fine-art articles of non-standard sizes.