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Decision No. 328/QD-TTg dated March 10, 2022 of the Prime Minister designating contact points for implementation of the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership Agreement
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Official number:328/QD-TTgSigner:Pham Binh Minh
Type:DecisionExpiry date:Updating
Issuing date:10/03/2022Effect status:
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SUMMARY

List of contact points for implementation of the RECP Agreement

On March 10, 2022, the Prime Minister issues the Decision No. 328/QD-TTg designating contact points for implementation of the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RECP).

Specifically, in the field of trade in goods, the Ministry of Industry and Trade shall act as a contact point for provisions on import duties of member countries of the RCEP Agreement, general provisions, and provisions on import and export management; the Ministry of Finance shall act as a contact point for provisions on Vietnam’s import duty; the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development shall act as a contact point for provisions related to agricultural products.

Regarding temporary movement of natural persons, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs shall act as a contact point for provisions related to the subjects stated in the Schedules of Specific Commitments on Temporary Movement of Natural Persons; the Ministry of Public Security shall act as a contact point for provisions related to licensing and processing of applications for entry, etc. The Ministry of Finance shall be in charge of schedules of tariff commitments.

In the course of implementation of the RCEP Agreement, if it is necessary to revise the List of contact points for implementation of the RCEP Agreement to suit reality, the Ministry of Industry and Trade shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with related agencies in, summing up and reporting the revisions to the Prime Minister for consideration and decision.

This Decision takes effect from the signing date.

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THE PRIME MINISTER

 

THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness

No. 328/QD-TTg

 

Hanoi, March 10, 2022

 

DECISION

Designating contact points for implementation of the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership Agreement

_____________

THE PRIME MINISTER

 

Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government; and the November 22, 2019 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Administration;

Pursuant to the April 9, 2016 Law on Treaties;

Pursuant to the Government’s Resolution No. 18/NQ-CP of July 6, 2021, approving the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP) Agreement;

Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 01/QD-TTg of January 4, 2022, approving the Plan on implementation of the RCEP Agreement;

At the proposal of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Document No. 997/BCT-DB of March 2, 2022,

 

DECIDES:

 

Article 1. To promulgate together with this Decision the List of contact points for implementation of the RCEP Agreement.

Article 2. In the course of implementation of the RCEP Agreement, if it is necessary to revise the List of contact points for implementation of the RCEP Agreement to suit reality, the Ministry of Industry and Trade shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with related agencies in, summing up and reporting the revisions to the Prime Minister for consideration and decision.

Article 3. This Decision takes effect on the date of its signing.

Article 4. Ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, heads of government-attached agencies and heads of related agencies shall implement this Decision.-

For the Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister

PHAM BINH MINH

 

Appendix

LIST OF CONTACT POINTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RCEP AGREEMENT

(To the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 328/QD-TTg of March 10, 2022)

No.

Tasks

Responsible agencies

Coordinating agencies

I

List of designated contact points for implementation of Chapters of the RCEP Agreement

1

- Chapter 1 - Initial Provisions and General Definitions; 

- Chapter 3 - Rules of Origin;

- Chapter 7 - Trade Remedies;

- Chapter 8 - Trade in Services;

- Chapter 13 - Competition;

- Chapter 15 - Economic and Technical Cooperation;   

- Chapter 18 - Institutional Provisions;

- Chapter 20 - Final Provisions

Annex II - Schedules of Specific Commitments for Services

The Ministry of Industry and Trade

Related ministries and sectors

2

Chapter 2 - Trade in Goods

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade (for provisions on import duties of member countries of the RCEP Agreement, general provisions, and provisions on import and export management)

- The Ministry of Finance (for provisions on Vietnam’s import duty)

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (for provisions related to agricultural products)

Related ministries and sectors

3

Chapter 4 - Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation

The Ministry of Finance (the General Department of Vietnam Customs)

Related ministries and sectors

4

Chapter 5 - Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (the Vietnam SPS Notification Authority and Enquiry Point)

Related ministries and sectors

5

Chapter 6 - Standards, Technical Regulations, and Conformity Assessment Procedures

 

The Ministry of Science and Technology (the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality and the International Cooperation Department)

Related ministries and sectors

6

Chapter 9 - Temporary Movement of Natural Persons

Annex IV - Schedules of Specific Commitments on Temporary Movement of Natural Persons

- The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (for provisions related to the subjects stated in the Schedules of Specific Commitments on Temporary Movement of Natural Persons)

- The Ministry of Public Security (for provisions related to licensing and processing of applications for entry)

Related ministries and sectors

7

Chapter 10 - Investment;

Chapter 14 - Small and Medium enterprises

 Chapter 16 - Government Procurement

Annex III - Schedules of Reservations and Non- Conforming Measures for Services and Investment

The Ministry of Planning and Investment

Related ministries and sectors

8

Chapter 11 - Intellectual Property

- The Ministry of Science and Technology (for general issues, provisions related to industrial property and enforcement of intellectual property rights)

- The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (for provisions related to copyright and related rights)

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (for provisions related to rights to plant varieties)

Related ministries and sectors

9

Chapter 12 - Electronic Commerce

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade (for general issues; provisions on electronic transactions, paperless trading, online consumer protection, and cooperation activities)

- The Ministry of Information and Communications (for provisions on personal data, server system, electronic authentication and electronic signature, and cyber security

Related ministries and sectors

 

10

Chapter 17 - General Provisions and Exceptions

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (for general issues)

- The Ministry of Finance (for taxation measures);

- The Ministry of Planning and Investment (for screening regime and dispute settlement);

- The Ministry of Science and Technology (for the Convention on Biological Diversity);

- The State Bank of Vietnam (for measures to safeguard the balance of payments);

- Related ministries and sectors

11

Chapter 19 - Dispute Settlement

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade (for provisions of the Chapter)

- Ministry of Justice (for provisions on settlement of disputes between Parties)

Related ministries and sectors

12

Annex I - Schedules of Tariff Commitments

The Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Industry and Trade and related ministries and sectors

II

List of designated contact points for receiving and exchanging information, and contact points for contacting with partner countries

13

Chapter 3, Article 3.33  - Contact Point for information related to “Rules of Origin”

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (the Agency of Foreign Trade)

Related ministries and sectors

14

Chapter 4, Article 4.20  - Contact Point for information related to “Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation”

The Ministry of Finance (the General Department of Vietnam Customs)

Related ministries and sectors

15

Chapter 5, Article 5.15  - Contact Point for “Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures” 

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Vietnam SPS Notification Authority and Enquiry Point)

Related ministries and sectors

16

Chapter 6, Article 6.12  12 - Contact Points for “Standards, Technical Regulations, and Conformity Assessment Procedures”

The Ministry of Science and Technology (the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality, and the International Cooperation Department)

 

Related ministries and sectors

 

17

Chapter 8, Article 8.14  - Contact Point for “Trade in Services”

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (the Multilateral Trade Policy Department)

Related ministries and sectors

18

Chapter 14, Article 14.4  - Contact Point for “Small and Medium Enterprises”

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (the Agency for Enterprise Development)

Related ministries and sectors

19

Chapter 16, Article 16.7  - Contact Point for “Government Procurement”

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (The Public Procurement Agency)

Related ministries and sectors

20

Chapter 19, Article 19.20  - Contact Points for “Dispute Settlement”

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade (the Legal Department);

- The Ministry of Justice (the Department of International Law)

Related ministries and sectors

21

Chapter 18, Article 18.8  - Contact Point for the effective implementation of the RCEP Agreement

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (the Multilateral Trade Policy Department)

Related ministries and sectors

III

List of designated contact points for participating in Committees for implementation of the RCEP Agreement

22

The RCEP Joint Committee

The Ministry of Industry and Trade

Related ministries and sectors

23

The Committee on Goods

The Ministry of Industry and Trade 

The Ministry of Finance and related ministries and sectors

24

The Committee on Services and Investment

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade (for provisions on trade in services ) 

- The Ministry of Planning and Investment (for investment-related provisions)

Related ministries and sectors

25

The Committee on Sustainable Development

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade (for provisions on economic and technical cooperation) 

- The Ministry of Planning and Investment (for provisions on small and medium enterprises)

- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (for provisions on sustainable development and environment)

Related ministries and sectors

26

The Committee on the Business Environment    

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade (for provisions on electronic commerce and competition) 

- The Ministry of Science and Technology (for provisions on intellectual property)

- The Ministry of Planning and Investment (for provisions on government procurement)

Related ministries and sectors

 

IV. Agency in charge of coordinating and summing up the situation of implementation of the RCEP Agreement by related ministries, sectors, agencies and by member countries of the RCEP Agreement for reporting to the Prime Minister:

The Ministry of Industry and Trade, acting as the responsible agency in coordination with related ministries and sectors.

 V. Contact point in charge of settling issues related to negotiation and admission of new members:

The Ministry of Industry and Trade, acting as the responsible agency in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and related ministries and sectors.

VI. Contact point in charge of contact with member countries of the RCEP Agreement on all matters of the RCEP Agreement:

The Ministry of Industry and Trade.

VII. Agencies in charge of coordinating the formulation and sum-up of proposals and receiving technical assistance of foreign partners in the course of implementation of the RCEP Agreement:

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade shall act as the responsible and coordinating agency;

- Related ministries and sectors shall, within the ambit of their functions and tasks, carry out activities with technical assistance of foreign partners.

 

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