THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No. 23/2009/TT-BGTVT
Hanoi, October 15, 2009
 
CIRCULAR
PROVIDING FOR THE QUALITY, TECHNICAL SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INSPECTION OF SPECIAL-USE VEHICLES
THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
Pursuant to the November 13, 2008 Law on Road Traffic;
Pursuant to the July 21, 2007 Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 132/2008/ND-CP of December 31, 2008, detailing a number of articles of the Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 51/2008/ND-CP of April 22, 2008, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Transport;
The Minister of Transport provides for the quality, technical safety and environmental protection inspection of special-use vehicles as follows:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation and subjects of application
1. This Circular provides for the quality, technical safety and environmental protection inspection (below referred to as inspection) of special-use vehicles upon their importation, manufacture, assembly, transformation and use for transport purposes.
2. This Circular applies to organizations and individuals engaged in the management, importation, manufacture, assembly, transforma­tion and use of special-use vehicles nationwide.
3. This Circular does not apply to special-use vehicles of the army and police forces which are used for defense and security purposes.
Article 2. Inspection grounds
Inspection grounds include:
1. Regulations, technical regulations and
standards.
2. Design dossiers or technical dossiers.
Article 3. Special-use vehicles subject to inspection
1. Imported or domestically manufactured or assembled special-use vehicles subject to inspection are those on the list of products and goods subject to quality inspection issued together with the Prime Minister's Decision No. 50/2006/QD-TTg of March 7. 2006.
2. Special-use vehicles currently in use subject to inspection are those on the list of special-use vehicles subject to inspection prescribed in Appendix 1 to this Circular.
Chapter II
INSPECTION OF SPECIAL-USE VEHICLES
Section 1. INSPECTION OF SPECIAL-USE VEHICLES UPON IMPORTATION
Article 4. Inspection dossiers
A dossier of inspection of imported special-use vehicles will be made in 1 set, comprising the following documents:
1. A written registration for quality, technical safety and environmental protection inspection of special-use vehicles, made according to the form provided in Appendix 2 to this Circular (not printed herein), clearly indicating the chassis number, engine number and year of manufacture of each special-use vehicle;
2. A copy of the imported goods declaration;

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