THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT 
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 07/2015/TT-BNNPTNT

Hanoi, February 14, 2015

 

CIRCULAR

GUIDING THE AOPTION OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, REGIONAL STANDARDS  AND FOREIGN STANDARDS IN ACTIVITIES MANAGED BY THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Pursuant to Law No. 68/2006/QH11 on Standards and Technical Regulations;
Pursuant to Law No. 05/2007/QH12 on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to Law No. 55/2010/QH12 on Food Safety;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 199/2013/ND-CP of November 26, 2013, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 127/2007/ND-CP of August 1, 2007, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Standards and Technical Regulations;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 132/2008/ND-CP of December 31, 2008, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 38/2012/ND-CP of April 25, 2012, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Food Safety;

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At the proposal of the Director of the Department of Science, Technology and Environment,
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development promulgates the Circular guiding the adoption of international standards, regional standards and foreign standards in activities managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Circular guides the adoption of international standards, regional standards and foreign standards in activities managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Circular applies to agencies and organizations engaged in activities which are related to the application of international standards, regional standards and foreign standards under the management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Article 3. Interpretation of terms
Adoption of international standards, regional standards and foreign standards (below referred to as adoption of standards) means the permission for direct or indirect application of international standards, regional standards and foreign standards in activities managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Article 4. Purposes, principles and criteria for adoption of standards
1. Purposes:
a/ To serve as a basis for conformity assessment through accreditation, certification, inspection, assessment, testing and calibration;
b/ To serve as a basis for quality management of agricultural products, goods and supplies;
c/ To step by step harmonize national standards and technical regulations with regional and international standards.
2. Principles:
When there are no national standards or national technical regulations or when there are firm grounds to prove the necessity to apply international standards, regional standards or foreign standards, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development shall consider adopting standards related to activities under its management.
3. Criteria:
a/ The standards neither contravene law nor harm the security, national defense, socioeconomic interests and other interests of Vietnam;
b/ They meet the requirements of relevant national technical regulations (if any);
c/ They are suitable to economic, technical and technological conditions of Vietnam;
d/ They meet management requirements and promote the development of domestic production;
dd/ They are the newest versions which remain valid.