THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, April 14, 2017
On goods labeling
Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the November 21, 2007 Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the June 14, 2005 Commercial Law;
Pursuant to the November 30, 2010 Law on Protection of Consumer Rights;
At the proposal of the Minister of Science and Technology;
The Government promulgates the Decree on goods labeling.
Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Decree prescribes contents, ways of presentation and state management of labels of goods circulated in Vietnam and of imports.
2. The following goods are not governed by this Decree:
a/ Immovable property;
b/ Goods temporarily imported for re-export; goods temporarily imported for re-export after being on display in fairs or exhibitions; transited goods, goods in border transfer and transshipped goods;
c/ Luggage of persons on entry and exit; personal effects;
d/ Confiscated goods put up for auction;
dd/ Unpackaged fresh, live goods for use as food and processed food sold directly to consumers;
e/ Unpackaged fuel, raw materials (agricultural and aquatic products and minerals), building materials (brick, roof tile, lime, sand, rock, gravel, cement, colored soil, plaster, commercial ready mixed concrete), and scraps (in production and business) sold directly to consumers;
g/ Petrol, oil, liquefied gas (LPG, CNG, LNG), bulk cement stored in containers and cisterns;
h/ Used goods;
i/ Exports not for domestic sale;
k/ Goods in the fields of security and defense; radioactive substances, goods for use in emergency cases to cope with disasters and epidemics; vehicles, vessels and aircraft used for transport.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Decree applies to manufacturers and traders of goods in Vietnam; goods importers; state agencies; and related organizations and persons.
Article 3. Interpretation of terms
In this Decree, the terms and phrases below are construed as follows:
1. Goods label means written, printed, drawn or photocopied letters, drawings or images which are stuck, printed, pinned, cast, embossed or carved directly on goods or their commercial packagings or on other materials attached to goods or their commercial packagings.
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