Circular 20/2019/TT-BKHCN measurement and quality in gas trading in Vietnam
Traders engaged in gas manufacture must have laboratories for testing gas quality
On December 10, 2019, the Ministry of Science and Technology promulgates the Circular No. 20/2019/TT-BKHCN on prescribing measurement and quality in gas trading and announcement of gas mixing establishments in Vietnam.
Accordingly, traders engaged in gas manufacture, processing or mixing must have laboratories for testing gas quality or sign contracts of a term of at least one year to hire traders or organizations that have laboratories having registered testing operation in accordance with law. In addition, such traders must be fully capable of testing gas quality indicators according to declared applicable standards and national technical regulations.
Besides, this Circular also stipulates that when using additives in gas manufacturing, processing or mixing, such traders must notify the Ministry of Science and Technology of standards of such additives (their names, ingredients and contents before they are used in gas manufacturing or processing) and commit to ensuring that such additives’ are safe for humans, animals, plants, the environment and air quality.
This Circular takes effect on March 15, 2020.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Hanoi, December 10, 2019
Prescribing measurement and quality in gas trading and announcement of gas mixing establishments in Vietnam
Pursuant to the June 29, 2006 Law on Standards and Technical Regulations;
Pursuant to the November 21, 2007 Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the November 11, 2011 Law on Measurement;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 87/2018/ND-CP of June 15, 2018, on gas trading;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 95/2017/ND-CP of August 16, 2017, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Science and Technology;
At the proposal of the Director General of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality, and Director of the Legal Department;
The Minister of Science and Technology promulgates the Circular prescribing measurement and quality in gas trading and announcement of gas mixing establishment in Vietnam.
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Circular prescribes measurement and quality in gas trading and announcement of gas mixing establishments in Vietnam. Gas includes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) (below collectively referred to as gas).
Article 2. Subjects of application
1. Gas traders include gas manufacturers and processors; gas mixing establishments; gas importers and exporters; gas purchasers and buyers; providers of services of leasing gas import or export ports, gas depots or bottled LPG warehouses; gas transport service providers; gas filling or supply stations; and bottled LPG retail stores.