THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Circular No. 11/2013/TT-BYT dated April 08, 2013 of the Ministry of Health guiding the appointment for conformity certification organization for packed and processed foods; addictives; processing support addictives; packaging materials and equipments for having direct contact with foods
Pursuant to the Law on Standards and Technical Regulations dated June 29, 2006 and the Decree No. 127/2007/ND-CP of August 01, 2007, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Standards and Technical Regulations;
Pursuant to the Law on product and goods quality dated November 21, 2007 and the Decree No. 132/2008/ND-CP dated December 31, 2008 of the Government detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on product and goods quality
Pursuant to the Law on food safety  dated June 17, 2010 and the Decree No. 38/2012/ND-CP dated April 25, 2012 of the Government detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on food safety;
Pursuant to Decree No. 63/2012/ND-CP dated August 31, 2012 of the Government defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Health
At the proposal of Director of Food Safety Bureau;
The Minister of Health issues the Circular guiding the appointment for conformity certification organization for packed and processed foods; addictives; processing support addictives; packaging materials and equipments for having direct contact with foods.
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Circular guides on requirement, order, procedures for appointment of the regulation conformity certification organizations for packed and processed foods; additives; food processing supports; packaging materials, tools in direct contact with foods which have respective technical regulations (hereinafter called products); responsibilities of the receiver and appointed regulation conformity certification organizations.

2. In case international treaties, conventions, agreements on mutual recognition between Vietnam and countries, areas, territories relating to recognition of conformity assessment results by the appointed conformity assessment organizations otherwise provides, such international treaties, conventions, agreements will prevail.